Here at GrassRoots Health we love everything plant-based and this includes inovative new products that are creulty free and good for the environment. For this review Joanne looks at corkor, the Portuguese company that uses cork as the main material in their products.
The PETA-Approved company is very proud of its products, ethical and green credentials and their beautiful range of cork wallets, cork cases and bags that look smart and stylish.
Well I’ve been using the bag now since Christmas day and I can honestly say it is definitely now my favourite bag !! Why you ask……. Well it’s the perfect size for me, it fits my shoulder just right, its not too big under my arm, you know the ones where you’ve practically got to hold onto the straps with your hand as well.
The length of the straps are just right too, I don’t have lots of strap flapping about because they are too long or on the other end of the scale not able to place it over my shoulder because the strap’s are too short.
It is lightweight, and feels absolutely fantastic, silky and smooth (I’d have to say sexy) to touch. Contrary to what I thought, it doesn’t look like or feel like cork. It also doesn’t look like imitation leather like so many leather alternative bags out there nor does it look like its made of plastic, its in a class all of its own.
The deep red-brown colour makes it suitable to go with whatever you are wearing.
It has 4 pouches sewn onto the lining which gives plenty of space to hold you phone, keys, purse and other small items, there is also a zipped section as well which is big enough to hold your diary or note book. The main compartment is big enough to hold a small laptop up to 13” and iPad of all sizes. There are also 4 small metal feet on the bottom of the bag to stop the base of the bag getting damaged when you put it on the floor.
Many products that are advertised as Vegan friendly are really just cheaply produced plastic products that don't last. Although expensive, corkor is a quality product and it is definitely a must buy for 2017. I am a firm believer in the old saying “You get what you pay for” and if you are looking for quality and style from an ethical, eco-responsible company that design and produce their items in a manner which does not exploit animals, humans or the wider environment, then corkor is the company for you.
You can order direct from corker by visiting their website here corkor
This is a NON-sponsored review. The bag was purchased as a Christmas gift for Joanne by Dean. The review was written by Joanne and is entirely her own opinion.
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