Casall cork products are designed in Sweden and the cork is sustainably produced in Portugal. Protected by law since the 13th century, Portugal is home to the largest cork oak forest area in the world.
Growing awareness of the value of the ecosystem of the cork oak forest has led to important initiatives in reforestation and the systematisation of good practices. Supporting Portuguese cork production is one way of ensuring the future of cork, and represents the perfect balance between preserving the environment and the sustainable development of local communities.
“The Casall Cork series is about designing functional products with an elegant natural touch. Creating things that not only look good, they are good”
MIKAEL LOTSENGÅRD, PRODUCT MANAGER AT CASALL.
5 FAB FACTS ABOUT CORK
- Our cork is 100% sustainably produced from the bark of Cork Oak trees in Portugal. It is an all-natural raw material, with unparalleled character. It is completely biodegradable, renewable and recyclable.
- Harvesting the cork is carried out meticulously by hand. The trees do not have to be cut down. In fact, the cork oak undergoes a self-regeneration process meaning cork harvesting is a uniquely sustainable process.
- The cork we choose from Portugal guarantees that high standards also exist for the workers. Cork workers in Portugal are the highest paid agricultural workers in the world due to the level of expertise necessary to harvest the cork without damaging this precious resource
- The cork we use is exclusively stripped from the trunks of the Cork Oak trees every nine years, without damaging the tree.
- There is enough cork in Portugal to meet demand for the next 100 years.