We see them mostly in wine bottles, but if you think that’s what corks are only for, then you’re in for a big surprise. The cork is one of the most versatile natural materials harvested from cork oak trees, and is now being widely used in many home and office products.
Your average office corkboard takes on a new twist with the desktop cork pinboard shaped into a picture frame. Pin reminders, receipts, tickets, and even your favorite photo!
Get a “plant” and a corkboard organizer in one with the cork cactus desktop organiser. Pin knick-knacks on your cactus cork, or turn it into a handicraft project that will decorate your desk. You can match it up with a cork tape dispenser that can also double as a tiny memo board for pinning important notes and to-do lists.
Besides office and home supplies, you can also now find cork being used in many personal items. One great example is the cork wallet. Yes, you heard it right. It’s a wallet made out of 100% cork fabric made from thin cork shavings. It’s light and soft to the touch but very durable and strong.
Women can also get their own cork purse that’s waterproof and stain resistant. And if you think that’s all, then you haven’t heard of the whale cork necklace. Quirky and hip, the gold-plated cork necklace is a handcrafted accessory that was inspired by the origami design of a whale. It’s fashionable, chic and vegan-friendly!
Corks are one of the most environment-friendly raw materials around compared to its synthetic counterparts. It does not have harmful or toxic additives. The industrial wastage from its production is 100% reusable. No wonder we’re seeing more and more corks everywhere, not just in our wine bottles.