Cork Made In Portugal: Why The World Needs A New Textile Material | Waste Reduction Week in Canada

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Cork Made In Portugal: Why The World Needs A New Textile Material

Portugal has been a place for fashion manufacturing for some time now. What they are also well known for is their use and manufacturing of the natural Cork material they earnestly harvest from Cork Oak trees.

One Cork Oak can yield about 100 pounds of cork bark when ripe, which takes place every nine years. While the tree itself can live up to 200 years, the harvesting does not harm the tree, and trees are marked to ensure proper harvesting.