Mining for metals and gems often harms the environment — to say nothing of the leather, ivory regularly used to produce accessories. But who says that beauty has to hurt the Earth? Many less harmful options exist, and FOReT proves this with its line of sustainable, eco-friendly cork jewelry.

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a beige cord with blue beads and a blue, circular pendant. there is gauzy, white fabric in the background.

FOReT keeps nature in mind and centers sustainable philosophies through every stage of production. Most FOReT jewelry uses cork, with small amounts of polyester and polyurethane. Cork comes from the outer layer of oak tree bark, which gets harvested every nine years. The harvesting process does not harm the tree, and in time, the bark grows back. This process encourages growth and renewal in the tree. Cork also helps make FOReT’s accessories water-resistant and durable.

a bracelet with white cord and metallic clasp. the bracelet features a gold flower pendant and orange and red beads. there is gauzy, white fabric in the background.

The jewelry line includes a range of eye-catching jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Even FOReT’s handbags and wallets use cork. FOReT’s wide product range helps you create a variety of looks. Each accessory features a high-end look and distinct style meant to get noticed.

two parallel cords in blue and off-white. one pearl-like bead and two bluish, square beads.

As FOReT’s website states, “We believe that there is no greater designer than Nature and this led us in search of a material that encapsulates its ethereal beauty. We came across the beautiful cork and were completely enamoured by it, inspiring us to launch our sustainable brand FOReT. At FOReT, we aim to create products that have a positive impact on our lifestyle and environment without compromising on the latest style and trends using the choicest of materials that resonate with being earth-friendly and responsible.”

a black cord with a circular purple bead.

That’s what FOReT stands for, sustainable, responsibly-made fashion. The company commits to making the world a greener place. Every purchase helps fund FOReT’s biodiversity initiative with SankalpTaru, an NGO that plants trees in India. This initiative focuses on “planting and maintaining trees and supporting rural farmers.” FOReT is also a PETA-approved vegan company.


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