This fresh design has a print of black and gold line drawn feathers on a white backgroundmade from 100% cotton duck. It is lined in monochrome cotton with a handy internal slip pocket and top zip closure. The base is the real star of the show though. It is made of natural renewable cork very much in keeping with the ethos of Vivii as a sustainable brand.
Sometimes called ‘Nature’s leather’ because it looks and behaves like leather, but without the negative aspects of leather, cork is a wonderful material as it give stability and strength to the product. It is easily wiped clean.
Made with premium quality bonding and wadding inside The Aurora Cork Clutch is soft and squashable and bounces back to a perfect shape.Hand washable.
Zipper closure at the top, 5cm base.
Here's another sustainability rant...
Cork Oak, is grown in ‘The Montado’ (cork forests) in Portugal, Spain and a few other Mediterranean countries. It has been known to exist for centuries. The best thing about cork fabric it that the tree is not harmed or damaged during the harvesting process. Harvesting occurs in the Spring/ Summer months and is done by highly skilled workers. Each tree has a rotation cycle of 9 years, this allows for the bark of the Cork Oak to regenerate ready for the next harvest.
The construction of Cork fabric is a story of patience, skill and precision; thin sheets are carefully place by hand onto a “backing” fabric like organising the blocks in a Patchwork Quilt. For a smoother texture some of the sheets are hand sanded, then a protective finish is applied to give a high-quality gorgeous product.