Our Cork fabric is made from Portuguese cork trees. It is harvested in a sustainable way.
We buy only the best quality made cork fabrics, in saying this you do need to be mindful of using cork on high wearing areas like the bottom and corners on bags or straps, as even the best cork may be prone to wearing.
Sew the cork with the grain not against the grain you should have no problems. Some cork will have no particular grain pattern whilst some may.
Our Cork is varying in their backing with some containing a microfibre backing and some a PU backing. This makes no difference when sewing.
Cork is able to be sewn on any type of sewing machine including domestic. Be sure to use longer stitches when sewing cork, and also vinyls, so as that you don't perforate the cork too much. There is no need to Iron cork fabric as this can make it peel away from the backing and no stabiliser/ interfacing is needed
Our pieces of cork are
70cm wide x 50cm high, 140cm wide x 50cm high OR available in 1mt cuts on request.