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Why You Should Start Purchasing Cork Fashion Over Leather

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Posted on June 03 2018

Premium quality, environmentally friendly, and of course, ultra-fashionable: these are all words used to describe the product assortment found at Liore’s Premium Cork. If you aren’t familiar already, at Liore’s, we specialize in the design of vegan cork handbags, jewelry, footwear and accessories. When it comes to premium cork fashion, we truly are your one stop destination. However, perhaps you’ve stumbled across Liore’s, and you’re wondering what exactly cork fashion is. Maybe you have visions of wine corks and cork boards floating through your head. While these typical representations of cork are understandable, they don’t provide an accurate sense of what cork fashion actually is, and all the stylish ways it can be worn. In fact, there are so many people left in the dark when it comes to cork fashion, most people aren’t even aware that cork is an amazing alternative to leather in the fashion industry. Not only an alternative, in many cases, cork is actually a better material to work with over leather. And yes, there are numerous, legitimate reasons for why!

Today we’re going to chat with you about all the intricacies of cork fashion, so that you’ll be better equipped to understand why cork is a much better fashion material than leather. Sit back, relax, and don’t be surprised if your entire perception of cork fashion changes completely!

Why cork is a better fashion material over leather:

1. Cork fashion is better for the environment

Let’s start with one of the major reasons for why cork is better than leather. Did you know the leather industry is actually terrible for the environment? Leather bags, leather shoes, leather belts, anything leather contributes to deterioration of our already fragile planet. Between the chemical process and the amount of energy that is necessary to produce leather goods, leather is just not an environmentally friendly fashion choice. Plain and simple. Knowing that, if you could get the same look and quality of fashion from cork, while remaining environmentally friendly, wouldn’t you do it? Of course, there would be no reason not to. Make the sustainable fashion choice. Make the choice to wear cork fashion accessories. Or as we like to call it, “nature’s leather.”

2. Cork fashion is more ethical than leather fashion

In a similar vein, there are also ethical concerns to consider when it comes to the production of leather. It’s no secret that when you purchase leather goods, animals are harmed, or more specifically, cows are harmed. Not to mention, this also relates back to the environmental concerns. In order to raise all of these cows for the use of their skin, excessive amounts of water, grain, and land need to be used, further contributing to the deterioration of the planet.

Here at Liore’s, we have been given Peta’s seal of approval, and keep our design process totally vegan friendly. Whether animal rights concern you or not, there’s no denying that making the choice to wear cork fashion is an amazing opportunity to do some good in the world.

3. Cork fashion is just as fashion forward as leather fashion

Okay, now it’s time to address everyone’s major concern... Because yes, while we know you're somebody who wants to make the right ethical choice, we also know you’re concerned with fashion and style. And thankfully, we have some good news for you! The cork fashion we create here at Liore’s is so on-trend and so fashion-forward, you’re going to wonder why you ever waited so long to get your hands on cork fashion in the first place. We source all of our cork from Southern Portugal, and use only the finest grade cork materials. If you’ve ever thought that sustainable fashion, like the choice to wear cork, meant you’d have to sacrifice on style, or that only “hippies” wear cork fashion, it’s about time we change that perception. The cork fashion we produce here at Liore’s is a luxury fashion good, designed to impress even the biggest fashion critics.

Don’t believe us? See for yourself. Here are some of our best selling cork fashion pieces:

 

4. Cork is an even stronger, more durable material than leather

Not only does cork give you the same great look as leather, it’s also just as good of quality. Look amazingly stylish, while wearing a product that is going to last longer and hold up better than leather? Um, it’s a no-brainer: of course! Skeptical? No worries, let us provide you with the facts to back up our point. First off, unlike leather, cork is actually water repellent. Yes, when you wear a cork handbag, you can get caught in a rainstorm, and not have to worry about your new purchase getting ruined. Really, cork is so durable, you could purchase a wallet today, and have it last you a lifetime!  Not to mention, cork is also stain resistant, scratch proof, and extremely lightweight. Yes, yes, and yes! Did you know cork is even one of the preferred materials for NASA? Have we convinced you yet?

We highly recommend giving cork fashion a try. Once you feel this extremely lightweight, smooth, and unique material, you’re going to be stocking up on all the best cork fashion. And thankfully, Liore’s will be here to serve you with all your cork fashion needs.

Ready to get shopping for your new cork fashion purchase? Head to our shop to see all of our beautiful, premium cork fashion pieces. You won’t be disappointed. 

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