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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…