Handmade Cork Bracelet
A wonderful handmade cork bracelet! The precious and versatile vegetable tissue known as cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree. Cork is most easily stripped off the tree in late spring and summer when the cells are turgid and fragile and tear without being damaged. The tree quickly forms new layers of cork and restores its protective barrier. No tree is cut down. This simple fact makes cork harvesting exceptionally sustainable, leading to a unique balance between people and nature.