By choosing cork made products you’re defening the Montado, a superb example of sustainable development. Find out why.
Renewable and recyclable, cork is a natural product harvested in 9-year cycles without damaging cork oaks and the Montado sustainability.
Light, elastic, impermeable and fire retardant, cork is such a perfect raw material that no industrial or technological process was able to replicate yet.
Natural is trendy! For centuries we have used cork in the best wines but only recently has this premium material been discovered by the fashion industry.
If you already felt a piece of cork in your hand you surely noticed that: it is a distinctive, sophisticated and elegant material, naturally soft, really lovely. No piece of cork is alike!
THE FABULOUS PORTUGUESE MONTADO
Cork is a remarkable material which originates from Montado, a delicate and protected cork oak forest ecosystem found in Portugal. Cork is the bark of the cork oaks and is removed from them every 9 years.
Montado represents 21% of Portugal forest area and an incredible 50% of the world cork production. Cutting cork oaks is completely forbidden in Portugal. Cork is both at the heart of our business and of our bags, wallets and purses, footwear and other products in our collection.
DESIGN, QUALITY, ORIGINALITY
Buying Montado means wearing originality and style. Our products are designed by creative minds and produced with the best Portuguese cork, a piece of nature with absolutely amazing properties: light and naturally soft, elastic, hypoallergenic, impermeable and easy to clean with soap and water only.
And yes, in addition to being beautiful, cork is also extremely durable! Also, by selecting Montado you can enjoy unique cork patterns like the already world-famous Montado Map.
THE ECO & VEGAN FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE
Choosing cork fashion is also a statement! Those who, like us, care about the planet, find in cork an alternative of excellence to synthethic products, created by a profit-obsessed fashion industry.
Why? Because cork is 100% natural, renewable, biodegradable and entirely eco-friendly. And also because you can choose to buy from our Vegan collection – 100% free from animal-derived products, these itens are a growing majority of our catalogue.
A DIVERSE COLLECTION
A noble raw material, clever design, a detail oriented manufacturing process and a diverse product collection. This is Montado.
Here you can find cork bags, clutches, wallets & purses, shoes, hats, belts and home an technology accessories All made in Portugal with premium Portuguese cork, superbly finished and in total respect for the environment. To sum things up and as we say it around here: “Cork with Art”.
So, do you want to know what’s all the buzz about cork and why it become so trendy?