Cork is durable, natural and has an appealing rustic finish. As one of the most eco friendly and sustainable materials on the planet, it is very often overlooked. The process of extracting cork from an oak tree is a unique and natural cycle whereby every 9-14 years without harming the tree, the bark can be stripped. As harvesting involves no logging, a diverse woodland ecosystem, based on native flora has developed. In buying and using cork products, you are contributing to preserve a natural, renewable and important ecological environment.