Vegan handbags, backpacks and purses
Vegan Handbags, backpacks, Purses and More – Cork Leather
Activewear are proud to introduce a range of fully sustainable structured bags in natural cork from the award-winning brand Whistler Tree. Due to the nature of cork leather the bags are water repellent and stain resistant which makes them ideal for everyday use.
What is Cork Leather?
Cork is the new Leather.
Think luxury accessories & you’d expect to be shopping for real leather, but the quality of non-leather textiles has improved beyond recognition.
All cork products are made from premium cork material that comes from the bark of the cork oak tree. Harvesting the bark from a cork oak tree every 9-10 years helps the tree to grow and live longer. Stripping the bark does not harm the tree, as the cork tree continues to mature and go through harvest; the tree is able to absorb more carbon dioxide to support its bark regeneration. As a result, the harvested trees will filter more carbon dioxide than those left untouched, resulting in cleaner air for everyone.
By using cork, we can minimise many of the negative impacts of the fashion industry by:
- By using cork, we can minimise many of the negative impacts of the fashion industry by:Using a sustainable natural material.
- Avoiding the use of synthetic materials.
- Using non-toxic water-based inks.
- Making items in small batches.
- Designing for longevity and durability
- Shipping in bulk to reduce carbon emissions.
- Cork Features
- Natural, Vegan and Eco- Friendly
- Hard Wearing, Scratch and Stain resistant
- Soft to touch
- Water repellent
Peta Approved Vegan
All our pieces are animal-free certified by PETA.
Who are Whistler Tree?
Whistler Tree is a premium accessories brand focused on providing sustainable style without compromise that’s built to last.
Whistler Tree is named after The Whistler Tree, which grows in the Alentejo region of Portugal and is over 230 years old. It has been producing the finest quality wine corks every nine years since 1820. The Whistler Tree represents deep rootedness, sustainability, simple natural style, endurance and strength.
Gift Of The Year Winner 2022
Whistler Tree’s sustainable cork designs won in the Best Fashion Accessories Product or Range category at the Gift Of The Year awards.