Cork is durable, it won’t crack or crumble. Strips of bark (cork oak) undergo a lengthy process of being boiled and dried. The quality and suppleness of cork fabric products can be compared to that of leather goods. It’s naturally water repellent, as well as scratch and stain resistant. It is also very easy to maintain and clean: water and soap is all you need! It ages beautifully and will only become softer with time. Handmade in Portugal by local artisans.