Alpha Handcrafted Cork Vegan Crossbody Bag | Natural
This handcrafted cork crossbody bag has been designed to “grab and go” – the perfect size to carry anywhere but still be able carry your life’s essentials with you. The chain can be shortened in half, so the bag can be carried by hand as well as over the shoulder.
- Outer material: 100% Cork Fabric
- Lining material: 100% Cork Fabric
- Metal hardware: Gold plated solid brass
Ethically handcrafted in Portugal
PETA approved, made of 100% cruelty-free materials
Size & Details
- Size: 15 (H) x 20 (L) x 70 (D) cm
- Chain strap drop 55 cm
- One internal zipper pocket
- One slide cork pocket
- Laser engraved unique serial number
- Hand painted edges
- Delivered in branded solid box (38 x 30 x 10 cm)
- Care Card and Dust bag included
Murmali cork fabric is a natural, 100% biodegradable material. The way the cork fabric is processed allows the material to retain all the qualities that “raw” cork is known for: water resistant, incredibly lightweight, soft to the touch, stain and abrasion resistant, hypoallergenic.
Cork fabric is obtained directly from the outer bark of the cork oak, which grows predominantly in the Mediterranean Sea. This remarkable tree has a bark whose properties and regeneration are unique throughout the plant kingdom.
Cork oak trees can live to about 180 years old, meaning that each tree allows 17–20 cork bark collections. After the harvesting, the tree regenerates, allowing cork to be harvested again after nine years. Bark harvesting has taken place for centuries in the same way, manually, without the need for environmentally damaging mechanization.
All Murmali bags are produced in a small village in the South of Portugal, near the cork tree forests where the cork is sourced from. In their workshop, all their handbags are fashioned entirely by hand with the utmost finesse.
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