Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Featured Seller Cork and Cotton

Todays featured seller is Cork and Cotton. I am totally in love with her bags! You have to see them CorkandCotton.etsy.com

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I'm a wife, mother, and handmade craft enthusiast.

I have sewn most of my life. My Grandmother owned a custom sewing shop in Canada and taught me how to sew on her many sewing machines. She also taught me how to make my own sewing patterns. Now that my children are older and have their own interests, I was able to start my own design and sewing business.

Fabrics are my inspirations, especially the cork fabric I have been using for the past year.
There is a cork store near my family in Canada and I became fascinated with all the uses of cork- floors, furniture, lighting, wallets, just to name a few. But what I find really fascinating is it's renewable properties. The bark that is stripped off the cork oak trees grows back so it can be harvested again in about ten years, and the trees grow to about five hundred years old!

The cork fabric too is not what you expect when touched. It's soft, just like leather, it is not like the ground up cork we are used too. It is also durable, lightweight and waterproof.

3 comments:

AT said...

I think you guys should go to Orlando Florida because I have been there and think it was pretty sweet!!!!

I went to Walt Disney World when it turned new years in 2007. The park was so full that they had to close the gates and let no one in exept for the workers. There was over 82,000 people there that night when it turned 2007.

Just hope this would help you guys out.

AT said...

It was just an idea

Team Wicanders said...

Us at Team Wicanders are always excited to see people like you promoting and educating customers on the importance of choosing sustainable materials such as cork.

The story of cork is extremely captivating. The harvesting of cork oak is unique in that the tree itself is never harmed in the process of stripping its bark, and biodiversity is aided by this necessary task. The cork oak forests of Portugal, called the Montados, are home to wildlife such as nesting black storks, owls, Iberian lynxes, Imperial eagles, and wild boars.

Since 1868, Amorim—the world leader in cork oak manufacturing and creator of Wicanders flooring—has made a continuous effort in the R&D area, to optimize the shared value of every ounce of cork oak.

To learn more how about how Wicanders cork oak floors are contributing to the balance between environmental conservation, creation of wealth, and social development that benefits millions of people worldwide, please visit http://wicanderscorkoakblog.com/sharedvalue/