Looking for a natural-looking eco friendly belt? Then a cork belt could be for you. Our collection of vegan cork belts is for people who want to make a difference by choosing more sustainable products.
Handmade in a traditional three-piece construction, these classic cork belts are made in the same way as an animal skin belt but 100% cruelty-free and vegan.
Each belt has three layers: a base of PU, a lining, and a top layer of hard-wearing natural cork leather. All three materials have been bonded and stitched for extra durability.
All our cork belts are available in two sizes. Made in Portugal.
Cork bark leather is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree, making it an entirely natural and renewable resource. The extraction process involves carefully removing the outer layer of the bark, allowing the tree to regenerate and continue absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This sustainable harvesting method ensures the longevity of the cork oak forests, making cork bark leather an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional leather.
The cork bark is first harvested after a tree reaches 25 years. It can then be stripped of its cork once every 9-12 years without causing damage to the tree.
As a fabric, cork is durable and retains its natural look and feel. This material is environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, water resistant and stain resistant, as well as easily cleaned and long-lasting.
All these qualities make it a perfect alternative to leather.
Lightweight and Durable:
Despite its lightweight nature, cork bark leather is surprisingly durable and long-lasting. It possesses excellent resistance to abrasion, tearing, and moisture, making it an ideal material for crafting men's belts. The inherent strength of cork bark leather ensures that your belt will withstand everyday wear and tear, maintaining its shape and integrity for years.
One of the standout features of cork bark leather is its distinctive and natural aesthetic. The material showcases a visually appealing pattern of small irregularities and variations, giving each piece a unique and individual character. This beauty adds a touch of sophistication to your belt, making it a great accessory in any ensemble.
Comfort and Flexibility:
Cork bark leather is exceptionally comfortable thanks to its flexibility and pliability. The material moulds to the contours of your waist, ensuring a comfortable fit throughout the day. Whether you're sitting, standing, or moving, the flexibility of cork bark leather allows for unrestricted movement and maximum comfort.
Hypoallergenic and Anti-Microbial:
Cork bark leather is an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies. It is naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it is unlikely to cause skin irritations. Additionally, cork bark leather has anti-microbial properties, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi. This helps maintain a clean and hygienic belt, minimising odours and ensuring long-term freshness.
Eco-Conscious Fashion Statement:
By choosing a cork belt, you are making an eco-conscious fashion statement. Opting for a sustainable and cruelty-free material demonstrates your commitment to protecting the environment and supporting ethical practices. With the growing demand for eco-friendly fashion, a cork belt becomes a conversation starter, allowing you to inspire others with your sustainable lifestyle choices.
Versatile Styling Options:
Cork belts offer versatile styling options that can elevate your outfits. The natural earth tones and unique textures of cork bark leather complement a wide range of clothing styles, from casual jeans to formal trousers. Whether dressing up for a special occasion or adding a touch of sophistication to your everyday look, a cork leather belt effortlessly enhances your style.
How do I measure my belt size? We get asked a lot, so we have provided this useful diagram so you can work out your existing size before selecting your new vegan belt.
If you are experiencing any trouble deciding which size belt you need, feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.