Gallery: Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

 

Photo: Background pattern of wine bottles corks via Shutterstock

If you are involved in the creative community, you will have noticed the slowly-but-surely growing preponderance of cork as a material used in design. Just in the past few months, my boyfriend bought a cork iPhone case, I was coveting a beautiful cork totebag I saw at Brooklyn Flea, and just a week ago, in consideration of replacing my (very old and crummy) vinyl kitchen flooring from the 80’s, I came across cork as an eco-friendly option. I had seen cork floors used in commercial applications, but hadn’t thought about it before for my own home. Cork is everywhere, and, as I’ve quickly figured out – for good reason!

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  1. Richard Wright October 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    It is such a pleasure to read a great article about a natural sustainable product which has such diverse properties which can be incorporated in so many modern products.
    Why companys are wasting so much money trying to greenwash today’s so called modern green products like pet plastic and starch based foam fillers is beyond me and is definitely not fooling the consumer

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