Cork leather is a great alternative over animal leather for wallets and handbags. For ladies living the vegan or animal friendly life-style these wallets are a thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift.
With today’s environmental concerns many people are looking for alternatives and ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Even if you are not living the vegan lifestyle cork is a nice material for a wallet. Of course, if you are shopping for a gift for a vegan or animal rights advocate a gift made of cork is a way to show you care about their values.
I recently started making the Fiona Wallet Pattern and I really like it. You can find this pattern here. Find the Necessary Clutch Wallet pattern here.
I purchase my cork from Canadian supplier MM Cork Supply. On her website she explains why cork is a good choice.
” Cork is an ecofriendly alternative to leather that is natural, sustainable, vegan, and PETA certified. The cork bark is peeled from the tree by skilled labourmen without harming the tree. The same tree can be reharvested every 9 years for up to 300! Cork leather is as strong as it’s animal counterpart, water resistant and has naturally occurring antibacterial & antimildew properties. “MM Cork Supply Website FAQ
I have been sewing wallets with cork for over two years now and I really enjoy working with it. One of the most fun parts of the process is choosing the fabrics to go with the cork.