5 Affordable Cork Sandals

A new year is the perfect time for fresh sandal fashions that put the soul in sole. Lightweight cork heels and wedges pair with airy straps and uncluttered lines in sandals that effortlessly transition from work to happy hour to nightclubbing, and maybe even a stroll along the boardwalk. Feminine…

Why Does Cork Absorb Sound?

If you reside or work in a noisy neighborhood and you have looked for ways to cut out this noise, then you most definitely have stumbled on one unique way – by using corks. Soundproofing using corks is becoming more popular among folks and office workers, but that doesn’t make it…

What Are the Best Yoga Cork Mats?

Yoga mats made from cork are a surprising product for yogis valuing eco-friendly products without sacrificing functionality. These mats are produced with sustainable material and appeal to avid practitioners for their sweat absorbent quality.  Cork mats have been on the market for enough years that there is now a variety…

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Luxury Cork Wedge Sandals for 2018

Dolce & GabbanaPolka Dot Wedge Sandals Design Quality Price Our Rating Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2017 Tropico Italiano show features holiday inspired designs from Naples and the Italian design duo’s native Sicily with luxe embellishments and feminine silhouettes beautifully encapsulating the Italian fashion house’s trademark aesthetic. These black and white polka…

Is Cork Flammable?

Cork and Fire Cork comes from the Quercus Suber, otherwise known as the cork oak, that grows primarily in southwest Europe and northwest Africa and it is an impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire retardant wood. It’s also environmentally sustainable and if you’re like me you stay up all night wondering…

Why is Cork Waterproof?

Cork is an amazing and versatile material made by nature. Its unique properties have been known for centuries and many practical applications have been discovered. It is comprised of mature dead cells from the cork oat plant. It is cork’s unique cell structure and composition that makes it so remarkable….

What Are Cork Cells?

What Are Cork Cells? Cork cells are microscopic holes in wood that fuel a $1.3 billion per year, multi-national, sustainable industry, providing jobs for approximately thirty thousand people in the United States, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, and Northern Africa. Who Discovered Cork Cells? Robert C. Hooke, of the Royal Society for…

Is Cork a Type of Wood?

What’s the Word? This spongy, porous, buoyant material has been around for as far back as we can remember, dating back as early as 3000 BC when it was used by China, Egypt, Babylon and Persia. Today, we find it in locations as discrete as a message board inside a high school…