We do fashion a little differently.
…a world, in which fashion is crafted and enjoyed with passion. A world that preserves nature through the creation of beautiful products. Imagine a world in unison.
Crafting a new generation of outstanding truly ethically produced products that combine style and beauty with being natural, vegan and fairly produced. That’s what we stand for.
Three years ago we first heard about the ‘cause no harm’ philosophy. Every year fashion creates incredible beauty but has also become the second most polluting industry worldwide, with millions of garment workers living in poverty. Inspired by this simple yet profound philosophy, we decided to make a change: Celebrating beauty and creating beautiful experiences for everyone involved.
Or as John Lennon put it: A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
As individuals and as a company we seek to be in unison with our fellow human beings and with our environment. Being in unison with nature and our environment aligns with the principles of sustainability and sustainable development. At every step along the way – from extraction, to manufacturing, to distribution – it implies causing as little harm as possible while creating a positive impact wherever & whenever possible.
To us cooperation means seeing and connecting with our fellow human beings first. As stated in the UN Human Rights Declaration, Article 1: Humans are ‘born free and equal in dignity and rights’. As people and as a business we live based on this awareness, caring for cooperative, fair & respectful human working conditions and partnerships that are nothing but natural.
Corkage products are not only sustainable and beautiful, they are created to last. In order to achieve this we closely collaborate with our producers, we communicate continually during the manufacturing process and thoroughly test our prototypes as well as the finished products.
We admire beauty and beautiful things. Each & every single product is hand-crafted attentively by skilled artisans. We are devoted to creating outstandingly beautiful products that you fall passionately in love with.
Cork fabric is the natural and sustainable vegetable leather you’ve been looking for:
it looks like leather, but it comes from a tree. If you are committed to protecting animal life and dignity, know this: all our pieces are 100% animal-free, PETA-Approved Vegan.
All our cork leather is FSC® certified. This accreditation ensures the protection and adequate harvesting of the cork oak forest, our lifeblood. Our cork is obtained by removing the outer bark of the tree, without cutting or harming it. As the bark replenishes, cork can be harvested again and again.
All our cork is FSC® certified, signalling our commitment to a sustainably managed forest, and the protection and adequate harvesting of the cork oak forest.
We believe this accreditation not only adds value to our forests and products — it supports informed purchasing choices.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree, and it is certainly one of the most fascinating materials. For nearly 3,000 years, the cultivation of cork oak trees has proven to be one of our planet's most sustainable and environmentally responsible types of farming.
Harvesting the cork doesn’t harm the tree itself, because only the bark is extracted. It regrows within a couple years and can then be harvested again.
Cork forests support high levels of biodiversity and foster a great diversity of plants and endangered species. Its growth reduces up to two times the amount of CO2 compared to other trees. Besides, it offers fair remuneration and a high employment rate to farmers and workers. Cork is reusable, fire and water resistant, insulating and biodegradable.
For our bags we only use the highest quality cork available. This 'cork leather' gives ono bags a unique flexibility and softness. Our combination of cork and tencel© is the only of its kind worldwide.