About BX CORK
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* It's Renewable
* It's Recyclable
* It's Eco-friendly
* It Floats
* It's Flexible
* It's Water resistant
* It's Stain resistant
* It's Abrasion resistant
* It's Bug repellent
* It's Hypo-allergenic
* It's Fire retardent
* It's Lightweight
* It's Durable as leather
* It's Compressible
* It has Elastic Memory
* It provides Thermal & Acoustic insulation (in case you want to have a party in your purse or wine bottle)
Cork bark is stripped off a cork tree, then grows back. Naturally.
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Did you know?
- When cork trees are harvested they absorb around 400% more CO2 than if the bark remained on the tree, resulting in better environmental improvement. Climate Change Fighter!
- Cork trees also are important producers of Oxygen!
- Portugal is responsible for harvesting about 55% of the world supply of cork due to its soil and weather conditions for growing cork trees.
- Patterns of stripes and colors created in cork material is a natural result from the different trees and no chemicals or ink are used; therefore every pattern is unique from natural variations in nature.
- Cork forests support one our planet's highest levels of forest biodiversity and keep 6.6 million acres of the Mediterranean basin from becoming a desert.
- There is no cork shortage; in fact, there is enough cork to close all the bottles of wine produced for the next 100 years.
- Cork oak is the national tree of Portugal as it is the largest producer of cork in the world
- In Portugal, the cork tree has been protected by law since the 13th Century
- Cork oak trees live up to 200 years old
I won't reinvent the wheel. This website has a great illustrated guide to the cork production process: click here
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