Inspired by nature, grown in Portugal, hand printed in Cornwall.
Cork is incredible, the ultimate natural resource. Cork is a living, breathing material.
It has so many amazing properties and is totally eco. It’s grown and harvested naturally from cork oak trees in the Montado forests in Portugal. These forests act as a green lung for the planet. The cellular structure of cork is even similar to the alveoli structure of human lungs. Cork has high eco credentials, from its growth to the way it is harvested to the way it is made into products. The cork dust is used to make 60% of the energy needed to power the factory.
Apart from looking a feeling lovely, eco cork has excellent elasticity, compressibility and resilience, as well as thermal insulation. Some of its other key properties are:
- Heat resistant
- Easy to clean
- Soft to touch
- Lightweight and hypoallergenic
- These coasters come as a set of 4
- D10 cm H10 mm
- Zero plastic packaging -Wrapped in a simple eco-paper band.
- Also available as a matching set of 4 Fish placemats
Sustainable Living and eco-giving.
Cork oak forests absorb a huge 32 million tons of CO2 each year. The oak trees in Portugal alone help offset 10 million tons of carbon every year. Cork is harvested naturally by hand once every nine years from the Cork Oak Tree without felling the trees. This means the LIGA’S Cork placemats and coasters enhance your home while allowing endangered wildlife to keep theirs. Cork also continues to absorb C02, even as a LIGA product.