Cork is a light and flexible material harvested from the cork oak trees that grow in forests around the Mediterranean, particularly in Italy and Portugal. As soon as a tree reaches the age of 25, it has its bark stripped every 9 years for cork which is then made into lots of different products. So cork is a very environmentally friendly material, both in terms of recycling and the production process itself.
Cork is also very durable and has the unique asset of retaining its characteristics, even after many years of use. All this inspired Lin&a to combine cork with fresh Italian design to make a collection of cork leather handbags, mobile phone covers and other top quality items.