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3 WAYS TO CLEAN MY CORK ITEMS

The properties of cork make this material extremely easy to clean. No matter how many times you wash, the beauty of the product will always be maintained. 1.Baby wipes:The stains on cork products usually are not hard to remove. Baby wipes have the amount of water needed and the right mix to remove most of the stains. Wipe gently until the stain or dirt disappears. 2.Smooth sponge:If your baby care days have not arrived yet or are distant in the past, you can always choose the first sponge you find at home. The process is simple: soak the sponge and then wipe the product until the dirt disappears. 3.Use neutral soap:For a harder stain, you can always use a solution...

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FROM THE TREE TO FASHION IN 5 STEPS

1. Cork growing The cork is born in the cork oak tree. It takes a period between 25 and 30 years before to be possible to make the first extraction of cork. After removing cork the tree returns to rejuvenate every 9 years. Source:agriculturaemar.com 2. Removing cork The process of cork removal is an ancestral art. Certain blows are required with an ax so that the cork can be removed without damaging the cork oak. 3. Heat and compress the cork At this stage the cork is cooked and compressed, and organic solids are removed from the pores. 4. Crushing and cutting At this stage the cork begins to gain its shape for later be used in the industrial process,...

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5 REASONS THAT MAKE CORK UNIQUE

1. Lightweight  Cork is a very light raw material, weighing only 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter, and floats.   2. Water Resistant Wearing cork garments may be the right choice for use on rainy days. Its chemical structure consisting of 45% suberin allows it to be virtually impermeable and liquids and gases. 3.Extremely tough Capable of resisting the effects of moisture, it will hardly rot. 4. Environmentally Friendly Cork is a natural raw material, 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable.   5. Super Fashion The fashion in cork is a recent event in Portugal and in the world. However, due to their unique characteristics and the increased awareness and adoption of sustainable practices by people, there is an increasing use of...

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5 OCCASIONS WHERE YOU SHOULD USE CORK FOOTWEAR

1.When it's raining Wearing cork footwear may be the right choice to wear on rainy days. Its chemical structure composed of 45% of suberin allows it to be practically impermeable to liquids and gases.   2.When it's hot Cork is a very light raw material, weighing only 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter, and floats. In addition, it is composed of 50% air making it possible for the feet to breathe easily and consequently not overheat.   3.When you need rugged footwear The cork withstands enormous pressures without breaking, limiting itself to stretching and returning to the original format when the pressure ceases to exist. Its cellular composition means that cork has a great resistance to friction, being distinguished by its...

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TOP 10 CORK COUNTRIES

1.Portugal Portugal is the world leader in cork. We export approximately US$1.1 billion annually. 62% of the world's cork exportation are made from our country.  It is not so surprising the importance of this material and industry in several areas. In addition to the well-known wine stoppers, in the past years cork has proved to be a prominent material in the areas of construction, furniture or fashion.   2.Spain Spain comes 2nd in the list. It is predicted to export 18.6% of all cork produced worldwide.   3.France: $ 90.8 million (5.1%) 4.Italy: $ 47.2 million (2.6%) 5.Germany: $ 33.6 million (1.9%) 6.United States: $ 24.7 million (1.4%) 7.China: $ 21.2 million (1.2%) 8.Morocco: $ 16 million (0.9%) 9.Chile: $ 10.8 million (0.6%) 10.United Kingdom: $ 10...

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