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Вы слышали вот это: вино с натуральной дубовой пробкой обогащается кислородом и поэтому лучше?
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Это не так! Главное достоинство  винной пробки из дуба - ее полная воздухо- и водо- непроницаемость.
Поры отмерших клеток коры заполнены смесью газов, похожих на воздух. Сами пробки вырезаются поперёк волокон и каналы упираются в стенки горлышка.
Кислородный обмен осуществляется через зазоры между пробкой и стеклом. Задача - сделать пробку максимально гладкой, чтобы снизить попадание кислорода внутрь бутылки. ⠀
Винные пробки в великих винах подлежат обязательной замене не реже, чем каждые 18-20 лет.

#штопор#corktrees#винныйблог#виннаяшпаргалка#открывайлучшее#купитьвиновмоскве#winetesting#дегустации#психологическийклуб

Вы слышали вот это: вино с натуральной дубовой пробкой обогащается кислородом и поэтому лучше?

Это не так! Главное достоинство винной пробки из дуба - ее полная воздухо- и водо- непроницаемость.
Поры отмерших клеток коры заполнены смесью газов, похожих на воздух. Сами пробки вырезаются поперёк волокон и каналы упираются в стенки горлышка.
Кислородный обмен осуществляется через зазоры между пробкой и стеклом. Задача - сделать пробку максимально гладкой, чтобы снизить попадание кислорода внутрь бутылки. ⠀
Винные пробки в великих винах подлежат обязательной замене не реже, чем каждые 18-20 лет.

#штопор #corktrees #винныйблог #виннаяшпаргалка #открывайлучшее #купитьвиновмоскве #winetesting #дегустации #психологическийклуб

25 0 21 hours ago
Cork trees 
cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro). Cork (cortiça) is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear without being damaged. The tree quickly forms new layers of cork and restores its protective barrier.  No tree is cut down. This simple fact makes cork harvesting exceptionally sustainable, leading to a unique balance between people and nature. The bark of the cork oak is stripped away every nine to ten years and it takes at least 25 years for a new tree to become profitable.

Cork trees
cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro). Cork (cortiça) is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear without being damaged. The tree quickly forms new layers of cork and restores its protective barrier.  No tree is cut down. This simple fact makes cork harvesting exceptionally sustainable, leading to a unique balance between people and nature. The bark of the cork oak is stripped away every nine to ten years and it takes at least 25 years for a new tree to become profitable.

435 3 15 August, 2019
Cynthia with cork jewelry and hat designed by Lenny Moeskops ( @Kleurrijk 60plus)photography 
Lenny Moeskops
@lemo-photography.com
#corkclothes#portugal#hat#gold#cork#corktrees#ring#jute #corkmaterial #pictures#model#
#exhibition #makeup 
lips#eyes#eyebrows
#corkplantage#champagne #corkbag
#corkshoes#necklace#bracelet#design 
#saobrasdealportel 
#corkfabric#vest#skirt#blouses #pants

Cynthia with cork jewelry and hat designed by Lenny Moeskops ( @Kleurrijk 60plus)photography
Lenny Moeskops
@lemo-photography.com
#corkclothes #portugal #hat #gold #cork #corktrees #ring #jute #corkmaterial #pictures #model#
#exhibition #makeup
lips #eyes #eyebrows
#corkplantage #champagne #corkbag
#corkshoes #necklace #bracelet #design
#saobrasdealportel
#corkfabric #vest #skirt #blouses #pants

44 3 14 August, 2019
Sardinia is known for cork. And this is how cork trees look after they have been peeled of. 🌳#kork #cork #corktrees #corktreesofsardinia #tempiopausania #sardinia #sardinien #trees #island #beautiful #sand #holiday #travel #italy #vacation #travelphotography

Sardinia is known for cork. And this is how cork trees look after they have been peeled of. 🌳 #kork #cork #corktrees #corktreesofsardinia #tempiopausania #sardinia #sardinien #trees #island #beautiful #sand #holiday #travel #italy #vacation #travelphotography

24 0 13 August, 2019
One of the biggest #myths we hear often is "But I thought there was a #corkshortage? I heard #cork was going #extinct!" ❌ MYTH ❌

The main reason people think there is a cork shortage is because of the emergence of #screwcaps and #syntheticcorks. Many #wineries feared that the #corktrees which were exposed to fires could taint the #wine so the scramble to find closures led them to screw caps and synthetic options.

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkmyths #decodingcork #fireresistant #corktree #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #corkwalls

One of the biggest #myths we hear often is "But I thought there was a #corkshortage? I heard #cork was going #extinct!" ❌ MYTH ❌

The main reason people think there is a cork shortage is because of the emergence of #screwcaps and #syntheticcorks. Many #wineries feared that the #corktrees which were exposed to fires could taint the #wine so the scramble to find closures led them to screw caps and synthetic options.

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkmyths #decodingcork #fireresistant #corktree #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #corkwalls

20 2 12 August, 2019
bom dia ☀️ #corktrees #coloursofportugal #alentejolovers❤️

bom dia ☀️ #corktrees #coloursofportugal #alentejolovers❤️

16 0 9 August, 2019
Protect and revitalize your #shelves and #drawers with the #Jelinek #Cork Shelf Liner with Self-Adhesive Backing. Each #corkshelfliner offers a #protective cushioned surface and natural traction to help keep objects in place. 👏👏 What makes these liners better than others? 🤔
🍴 #Natural, sustainable cork
🍴 #Flexible and easy to cut 🍴 Extra-wide sheets
🍴 Protective cushioned surface
🍴 Surface grip providing traction
🍴 Easy to #clean

https://corkhouse.com/collections/shelf-liner/products/cork-shelf-liner-adhesive

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkisawesome #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #naturalresources #cork #choosecork #uniquecorkideas #corkinspiration #corktrees

Protect and revitalize your #shelves and #drawers with the #Jelinek #Cork Shelf Liner with Self-Adhesive Backing. Each #corkshelfliner offers a #protective cushioned surface and natural traction to help keep objects in place. 👏👏 What makes these liners better than others? 🤔
🍴 #Natural, sustainable cork
🍴 #Flexible and easy to cut 🍴 Extra-wide sheets
🍴 Protective cushioned surface
🍴 Surface grip providing traction
🍴 Easy to #clean

https://corkhouse.com/collections/shelf-liner/products/cork-shelf-liner-adhesive

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkisawesome #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #naturalresources #cork #choosecork #uniquecorkideas #corkinspiration #corktrees

17 0 9 August, 2019
More framed purses. This is an 8 inch frame. #framedpurse #madeinmaine #corkbags #corktrees #veganleatherbag #crueltyfree #ecofriendly #chezrafter #feedthebirds #savethebees🐝 #savetheplanet #corkandcloth - cork fabric #fabric.com - lining

More framed purses. This is an 8 inch frame. #framedpurse #madeinmaine #corkbags #corktrees #veganleatherbag #crueltyfree #ecofriendly #chezrafter #feedthebirds #savethebees🐝 #savetheplanet #corkandcloth - cork fabric #fabric.com - lining

24 2 8 August, 2019
For all wine drinkers! This is a cork tree in Tarif, Spain. They are a protected tree. The bark or “cork” is removed every eight years and then left to “recork”! 😉Some countries use synthetic cork in wines but the best vineyards still use natural tree cork.  #novascotiaorganics #itsyourbodyrunitwell  #organicsupplements

For all wine drinkers! This is a cork tree in Tarif, Spain. They are a protected tree. The bark or “cork” is removed every eight years and then left to “recork”! 😉Some countries use synthetic cork in wines but the best vineyards still use natural tree cork. #novascotiaorganics #itsyourbodyrunitwell #organicsupplements

35 3 6 August, 2019
Evoramonte is right in the middle of nature, traditional farming, cork harvesting, olive harvesting, grape harvesting and so much more.  Take a peaceful few days in the real countryside #countrylife #sheep #herds #corktrees #corkharvest #alentejo #theplaceatevoramonte #olivertree #bedandbreakfast #countryside #smallhotels #weekendbreak #reallife

Evoramonte is right in the middle of nature, traditional farming, cork harvesting, olive harvesting, grape harvesting and so much more. Take a peaceful few days in the real countryside #countrylife #sheep #herds #corktrees #corkharvest #alentejo #theplaceatevoramonte #olivertree #bedandbreakfast #countryside #smallhotels #weekendbreak #reallife

82 1 4 August, 2019
Winter weekend wanderings in Canberra - crisp fresh air, sunny blue skies, and a waddling echidna~ 🌿🌳☀ #arboretum #corktrees #mountmajura #Canberra #straya

Winter weekend wanderings in Canberra - crisp fresh air, sunny blue skies, and a waddling echidna~ 🌿🌳☀ #arboretum #corktrees #mountmajura #Canberra #straya

26 0 3 August, 2019
“Celestial Roots...” part of the series“Ethereal Roots Of Comporta” now showing at Casa Da Cultura in Comporta, Portugal #Corktrees #Ethereal #Celestial #Comporta #Nature #AlwaysLooksUp #CeliaRogge #Trees #FineArtPhotography #DaylightinfraredPhotography

“Celestial Roots...” part of the series“Ethereal Roots Of Comporta” now showing at Casa Da Cultura in Comporta, Portugal #Corktrees #Ethereal #Celestial #Comporta #Nature #AlwaysLooksUp #CeliaRogge #Trees #FineArtPhotography #DaylightinfraredPhotography

96 6 2 August, 2019
zapach oceanu i sosny z dodatkiem morskiej bryzy i promieni słonecznych 😍 i drobna niespodzianka, czekoladowy poczęstunek w pięknym korkowym pudełeczku 😋 tak mi rób tak mi dobrze 🌞 pozdrawiamy z Algarve 😘 #holidaybreak #algarveportugal #ocean #beach #sunshine #pinetrees #corktrees #cork #corkbox #natural #sustainable #feelthedifference #makethedifference #corkamor ❤️

zapach oceanu i sosny z dodatkiem morskiej bryzy i promieni słonecznych 😍 i drobna niespodzianka, czekoladowy poczęstunek w pięknym korkowym pudełeczku 😋 tak mi rób tak mi dobrze 🌞 pozdrawiamy z Algarve 😘 #holidaybreak #algarveportugal #ocean #beach #sunshine #pinetrees #corktrees #cork #corkbox #natural #sustainable #feelthedifference #makethedifference #corkamor ❤️

20 0 31 July, 2019
Great day on the beach with this dragon keeping us company
#art #sculpture #recycledart #sitespecific #mediterranean #corktrees #foundobject 
#LoveFrance #beachlife

Great day on the beach with this dragon keeping us company
#art #sculpture #recycledart #sitespecific #mediterranean #corktrees #foundobject
#LoveFrance #beachlife

34 1 30 July, 2019
Jennifer V. says…
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"LOVE IT!!
I absolutely love this bag! I've only had it a few days and have received tons of compliments. It is soft, beautiful and the perfect size. I couldn't be happier with it.”
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Which bag is your fav?
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@getnoticedmedia .
#handbag #handcrafted #localartisans #cork #breakupwithleather #crueltyfree #evecork #corktrees #fashion #ethicalfashion #lakeviews #sustainablefashion #sustainability
#testimonial

Jennifer V. says…
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"LOVE IT!!
I absolutely love this bag! I've only had it a few days and have received tons of compliments. It is soft, beautiful and the perfect size. I couldn't be happier with it.”
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Which bag is your fav?
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@getnoticedmedia .
#handbag #handcrafted #localartisans #cork #breakupwithleather #crueltyfree #evecork #corktrees #fashion #ethicalfashion #lakeviews #sustainablefashion #sustainability
#testimonial

58 1 29 July, 2019
Felt like I was on the scene of the TV series Wild at Heart!  #scenery #portugal #holiday #stunning #corktrees

Felt like I was on the scene of the TV series Wild at Heart! #scenery #portugal #holiday #stunning #corktrees

7 0 29 July, 2019
What does wilderness mean to you?

Karla Peckett @recorkofficial @itsyoursole Vancouver, BC
“Wilderness to me is a place to respect, a place to explore and to restore. It is a complete reflection of what we fight for day to day and why we need to advocate change. Somewhere to be inspired, to push the limits and reach higher. I look to the wild for a place to run free, but most importantly, leave no trace” to read full interview with Karla go to link in our bio.

@recorkofficial “The cork oak tree plays an incredible role as a guardian of many other species in cork oak forests. By helping create micro-habitats of protection within the harsh Mediterranean climate, cork oaks allow countless other species to thrive. You can read more about how these hardy trees play their protective role on The Lightest Tread. Link in @recorkofficial bio.
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#recork #recyclecorks #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefootwear #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #sustainablefashion #earth #nature

What does wilderness mean to you?

Karla Peckett @recorkofficial @itsyoursole Vancouver, BC
“Wilderness to me is a place to respect, a place to explore and to restore. It is a complete reflection of what we fight for day to day and why we need to advocate change. Somewhere to be inspired, to push the limits and reach higher. I look to the wild for a place to run free, but most importantly, leave no trace” to read full interview with Karla go to link in our bio.

@recorkofficial “The cork oak tree plays an incredible role as a guardian of many other species in cork oak forests. By helping create micro-habitats of protection within the harsh Mediterranean climate, cork oaks allow countless other species to thrive. You can read more about how these hardy trees play their protective role on The Lightest Tread. Link in @recorkofficial bio.
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#recork #recyclecorks #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefootwear #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #sustainablefashion #earth #nature

28 0 26 July, 2019
Yesterday we were visiting our cork supplier factory to learn more about the quality and work behind each cork. It was very inspiring day. 🍃
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#fiowines #corkfactory #winepic #riesling #corktrees #weekendvibes #wineday #kabinett #winestagram #wein #winelover #niepoortprojectos #istawine #mosel #germanwine #cabisehrnett #rieslinglovers #moselfuder #winebottle #sweetwine #terroirwines #wineday #terroir #winedestinations #finewine #winetravel #cork #quality

Yesterday we were visiting our cork supplier factory to learn more about the quality and work behind each cork. It was very inspiring day. 🍃
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#fiowines #corkfactory #winepic #riesling #corktrees #weekendvibes #wineday #kabinett #winestagram #wein #winelover #niepoortprojectos #istawine #mosel #germanwine #cabisehrnett #rieslinglovers #moselfuder #winebottle #sweetwine #terroirwines #wineday #terroir #winedestinations #finewine #winetravel #cork #quality

131 6 26 July, 2019
Our latest  ONCE interview is with Karla Peckett Creative Director of SOLE/ReCORK Vancouver, BC @recorkofficial 
Check out link in our bio to read full interview with Karla 
Tell us about your product/brand and the inspiration behind it?
“Almost a decade ago, we at the SOLE family began a journey down a new sustainable path and committed ourselves to providing quality orthopedic products without sacrificing the environment. The vision—to pioneer a closed-loop manufacturing process by reusing a natural, sustainable and renewable resource. That resource—used natural wine corks.

It has been a long, amazing journey to get to this point. In 2008, we launched ReCORK- today, it is North America's largest cork recycling program. With the help of our network of thousands of partners and believers, we have planted more than 8,000 cork oak trees and collected over 100 million wine corks”
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#recork #recyclecorks #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefootwear #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #sustainablefashion #earth #nature #vancouver

Our latest ONCE interview is with Karla Peckett Creative Director of SOLE/ReCORK Vancouver, BC @recorkofficial
Check out link in our bio to read full interview with Karla
Tell us about your product/brand and the inspiration behind it?
“Almost a decade ago, we at the SOLE family began a journey down a new sustainable path and committed ourselves to providing quality orthopedic products without sacrificing the environment. The vision—to pioneer a closed-loop manufacturing process by reusing a natural, sustainable and renewable resource. That resource—used natural wine corks.

It has been a long, amazing journey to get to this point. In 2008, we launched ReCORK- today, it is North America's largest cork recycling program. With the help of our network of thousands of partners and believers, we have planted more than 8,000 cork oak trees and collected over 100 million wine corks”
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#recork #recyclecorks #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefootwear #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #sustainablefashion #earth #nature #vancouver

40 0 25 July, 2019
Our latest ONCE interview is with Karla Peckett, SOLE/ReCORK @recorkofficial  @itsyoursole “Researching new ways to increase the recycled content in our products led us to natural cork. Cork pulls carbon out of the atmosphere and locks it away, and is also an excellent replacement for petroleum-based component” . .
#recycledcork #recycle #corktree #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefashion #sustainabilitymatters #sustainableliving #earth #nature

Our latest ONCE interview is with Karla Peckett, SOLE/ReCORK @recorkofficial @itsyoursole “Researching new ways to increase the recycled content in our products led us to natural cork. Cork pulls carbon out of the atmosphere and locks it away, and is also an excellent replacement for petroleum-based component” . .
#recycledcork #recycle #corktree #corktrees #footwear #sustainablefashion #sustainabilitymatters #sustainableliving #earth #nature

31 3 25 July, 2019
Why is #cork awesome? 😎
🍷 Produces no waste in extraction, processing or production
🍷 Doesn’t need additives, tanning, or finishing substances
🍷 Completely #recyclable
🍷 #Corkforests benefit the soil & air quality
🍷 Safe for workers, production doesn’t involve toxic chemicals

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkisawesome #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #naturalresources #cork #choosecork #uniquecorkideas #corkinspiration #corktrees

Why is #cork awesome? 😎
🍷 Produces no waste in extraction, processing or production
🍷 Doesn’t need additives, tanning, or finishing substances
🍷 Completely #recyclable
🍷 #Corkforests benefit the soil & air quality
🍷 Safe for workers, production doesn’t involve toxic chemicals

#corkhouse #corkfacts #corkisawesome #corkproducts #corkfashion #corkfloors #naturalresources #cork #choosecork #uniquecorkideas #corkinspiration #corktrees

21 0 23 July, 2019
Cork is so incredibly "Green". The cork oak grows only in seven Mediterranean countries. Harvest takes place in late spring through early summer. Over 60% of all harvested cork comes from Portugal. 
Just a few important things to know about cork:
• Cork is a sustainable product that is both renewable and recyclable. • It is the bark of the tree that is stripped (harvested). • Cork trees are never cut down. • They live more than 200 years. • It takes 25 years for a new tree to see its first harvest. • Cork is the only tree that regenerates stripped bark. • It takes 9-12 years for stripped back to be ready for harvest again
Cork trees stripped of their bark absorb and store enormous amount of CO2, give off more O2, and protect the great biodiversity that inhabit their forest. 💚🍃
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#sustainability #cork #corktrees #nature #beautifulnature #naturelovers #livinginharmony #countryside #countrylife #greenliving #alentejo #portugal #paraisoescondidoalentejo

Cork is so incredibly "Green". The cork oak grows only in seven Mediterranean countries. Harvest takes place in late spring through early summer. Over 60% of all harvested cork comes from Portugal.
Just a few important things to know about cork:
• Cork is a sustainable product that is both renewable and recyclable. • It is the bark of the tree that is stripped (harvested). • Cork trees are never cut down. • They live more than 200 years. • It takes 25 years for a new tree to see its first harvest. • Cork is the only tree that regenerates stripped bark. • It takes 9-12 years for stripped back to be ready for harvest again
Cork trees stripped of their bark absorb and store enormous amount of CO2, give off more O2, and protect the great biodiversity that inhabit their forest. 💚🍃
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#sustainability #cork #corktrees #nature #beautifulnature #naturelovers #livinginharmony #countryside #countrylife #greenliving #alentejo #portugal #paraisoescondidoalentejo

66 0 22 July, 2019
Randomly when we are out & about in Portugal we meet local artists or a piece of art that makes us smile! Like @delachauxcarole’s take on Alentejo cork trees; a painting of an Algarve street sign featured by @corte_real_gallery; and street art by @tintacrua in Alcantara, Lisbon. Portugal has so much more to offer than just beaches... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Swipe ⬅️ for the full story | Follow the 🔗 in our bio for further details of our featured properties, blog stories & special offers...
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AB Villa Rentals specialises in luxury holiday rentals from the north to the south of Portugal, including the Douro Valley, Lisbon Coast, Comporta & the Alentejo as well as the Algarve Coast. The properties listed are all quite unique and recommended for very special reasons: location, charm, style or standard of service! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#portugalholiday 
#ig_portugal
#instatravel
#alentejo
#corktrees
#algarve
#streetart
#lisbon
#luxuryvillas
#abvillarentals

Randomly when we are out & about in Portugal we meet local artists or a piece of art that makes us smile! Like @delachauxcarole’s take on Alentejo cork trees; a painting of an Algarve street sign featured by @corte_real_gallery; and street art by @tintacrua in Alcantara, Lisbon. Portugal has so much more to offer than just beaches... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Swipe ⬅️ for the full story | Follow the 🔗 in our bio for further details of our featured properties, blog stories & special offers...
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AB Villa Rentals specialises in luxury holiday rentals from the north to the south of Portugal, including the Douro Valley, Lisbon Coast, Comporta & the Alentejo as well as the Algarve Coast. The properties listed are all quite unique and recommended for very special reasons: location, charm, style or standard of service! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#portugalholiday
#ig_portugal
#instatravel
#alentejo
#corktrees
#algarve
#streetart
#lisbon
#luxuryvillas
#abvillarentals

23 3 3 hours ago
Cork Oak tree in Arundel Castle grounds

#treesofinstagram #trees #arundelcastlegardens #corktree #corktrees #bark #treebark #gardens #summerleaves

Cork Oak tree in Arundel Castle grounds

#treesofinstagram #trees #arundelcastlegardens #corktree #corktrees #bark #treebark #gardens #summerleaves

15 0 19 July, 2019
Meet Keanna our newest addition! This gorgeous bag has a beautiful design cut into the exterior.  It comes with a removable shoulder strap so doubles as a stunning cross body purse. Perfect for work or play!
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@getnoticedmedia .
#handbag #handcrafted #localartisans #cork #breakupwithleather #crueltyfree #evecork #corktrees #fashion #ethicalfashion #lakeviews #sustainablefashion #sustainability

Meet Keanna our newest addition! This gorgeous bag has a beautiful design cut into the exterior. It comes with a removable shoulder strap so doubles as a stunning cross body purse. Perfect for work or play!
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@getnoticedmedia .
#handbag #handcrafted #localartisans #cork #breakupwithleather #crueltyfree #evecork #corktrees #fashion #ethicalfashion #lakeviews #sustainablefashion #sustainability

67 0 18 July, 2019
Cork Tress.
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Our beloved Portugal is responsible for producing more than 50% of the world’s cork. This production is so important for the economy that the government protects the cork trees: by law they can’t be removed.
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During your stay in the Algarve, DO visit the Novacortica cork factory, we guarantee you, you will never look at cork the same way. For a personal tour, mail us at bookings@vipchauffeurs-algarve.com or call us on +351 914 479 300 (links in bio).
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(SWIPE to see more photos) 
Thank you @femkebnk for sharing your photos with us.

Cork Tress.
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Our beloved Portugal is responsible for producing more than 50% of the world’s cork. This production is so important for the economy that the government protects the cork trees: by law they can’t be removed.
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During your stay in the Algarve, DO visit the Novacortica cork factory, we guarantee you, you will never look at cork the same way. For a personal tour, mail us at bookings@vipchauffeurs-algarve.com or call us on +351 914 479 300 (links in bio).
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(SWIPE to see more photos)
Thank you @femkebnk for sharing your photos with us.

53 2 18 July, 2019
Day 144

A more relaxed day after yesterday so a stop off at Montemor-o-Novo ‘castle’. It’s a massive area with a church and castle and the old town hall, it used to house the whole village.

Next up was Almendres Cromlech,  Neolithic structures reputed to be the best on the Iberian Peninsula.  About a dozen monoliths exhibit some form of carved drawings and the history of them and the area is explained at the Interpretation Centre. 
It was here we learnt about the cork trees and how they have a number written on them once the cork is stripped to show year it was harvested (it takes 9 years for it to regenerate), the height of where they strip off the cork is assessed by age and size of the trees and over 18 billion corks for bottles are made every year!! #funfacts

Day 144

A more relaxed day after yesterday so a stop off at Montemor-o-Novo ‘castle’. It’s a massive area with a church and castle and the old town hall, it used to house the whole village.

Next up was Almendres Cromlech, Neolithic structures reputed to be the best on the Iberian Peninsula. About a dozen monoliths exhibit some form of carved drawings and the history of them and the area is explained at the Interpretation Centre.
It was here we learnt about the cork trees and how they have a number written on them once the cork is stripped to show year it was harvested (it takes 9 years for it to regenerate), the height of where they strip off the cork is assessed by age and size of the trees and over 18 billion corks for bottles are made every year!! #funfacts

22 1 17 July, 2019
🌳 Cork facts: The cork oak forest is one of 35 global biodiversity hotspots, home to more than 160 species of bird, 37 species of mammals and 24 species of reptiles and amphibians. When harvesting the cork for our flooring and other products, the trees don't get cut, just the bark, preserving these natural habitats.
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#cork #sustainableflooring #sustainabledesign #sustainability #biodiversity #naturalhabitat #corkforest #corkoak #corktree #corktrees #portuguesecork #corkfloor #corkflooring #corkdesign #ecoflooring #ecodesign #sustainablearchitecture #ecoarchitecture

🌳 Cork facts: The cork oak forest is one of 35 global biodiversity hotspots, home to more than 160 species of bird, 37 species of mammals and 24 species of reptiles and amphibians. When harvesting the cork for our flooring and other products, the trees don't get cut, just the bark, preserving these natural habitats.
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#cork #sustainableflooring #sustainabledesign #sustainability #biodiversity #naturalhabitat #corkforest #corkoak #corktree #corktrees #portuguesecork #corkfloor #corkflooring #corkdesign #ecoflooring #ecodesign #sustainablearchitecture #ecoarchitecture

32 3 16 July, 2019
1️⃣ more day until we make a big announcement! Set an iCal reminder, turn on push notifications or do whatever you need to do so you don’t miss what’s coming tomorrow! ⏰ #CorcYoga

1️⃣ more day until we make a big announcement! Set an iCal reminder, turn on push notifications or do whatever you need to do so you don’t miss what’s coming tomorrow! ⏰ #CorcYoga

38 4 15 July, 2019
With the annual cork harvest in full swing, we continue our closer look at this important time in the life cycle of cork.

Cork oak trees only grow in specific 'terroirs' and can only be found in certain parts of the globe: - The cork oak is native to the Western Mediterranean Basin, where - Sandy, chalk-free soils with low nitrogen and phosphorus, high potassium and a pH from 4.8 to 7.0;
- Rainfall from 400-800 mm per year;
- Temperature from -5 ºC to 40 ºC;
- Altitude from 100-300 m.

You can see that these trees are pretty picky about where they grow, which is why such an effort is made to protect and nurture these giants!

#CorkHarvest #AmorimCork #CorkTrees #CorkHarvestFacts

With the annual cork harvest in full swing, we continue our closer look at this important time in the life cycle of cork.

Cork oak trees only grow in specific 'terroirs' and can only be found in certain parts of the globe: - The cork oak is native to the Western Mediterranean Basin, where - Sandy, chalk-free soils with low nitrogen and phosphorus, high potassium and a pH from 4.8 to 7.0;
- Rainfall from 400-800 mm per year;
- Temperature from -5 ºC to 40 ºC;
- Altitude from 100-300 m.

You can see that these trees are pretty picky about where they grow, which is why such an effort is made to protect and nurture these giants!

#CorkHarvest #AmorimCork #CorkTrees #CorkHarvestFacts

22 0 15 July, 2019
We’re lining our new story tins with cork. Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material that is obtained through an 🌍 friendly harvesting process. The bark is harvested by hand every nine years, and the trees can live for up to 300 years. In fact, the more people buy this material, the more the cork industry needs to plant more cork oak trees & the healthy cycle continues.
So there you go! Happy Monday all... 🌳 ♻️ 🌍

We’re lining our new story tins with cork. Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material that is obtained through an 🌍 friendly harvesting process. The bark is harvested by hand every nine years, and the trees can live for up to 300 years. In fact, the more people buy this material, the more the cork industry needs to plant more cork oak trees & the healthy cycle continues.
So there you go! Happy Monday all... 🌳 ♻️ 🌍

71 10 15 July, 2019

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Cork trees 
cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro). Cork (cortiça) is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear without being damaged. The tree quickly forms new layers of cork and restores its protective barrier.  No tree is cut down. This simple fact makes cork harvesting exceptionally sustainable, leading to a unique balance between people and nature. The bark of the cork oak is stripped away every nine to ten years and it takes at least 25 years for a new tree to become profitable.

Cork trees
cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro). Cork (cortiça) is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear without being damaged. The tree quickly forms new layers of cork and restores its protective barrier.  No tree is cut down. This simple fact makes cork harvesting exceptionally sustainable, leading to a unique balance between people and nature. The bark of the cork oak is stripped away every nine to ten years and it takes at least 25 years for a new tree to become profitable.

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57 5 8 November, 2018
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