Celebrating Sustainable Fashion: Cork Edition
At Coclico we put a great deal of consideration into each component of a shoe. Beauty, function, and low environmental impact are three litmus tests each style must pass before we go into production. When we consider environmental impact we look at the life cycle of the material: how it comes into the world, under what human conditions, whether its renewable, whether its functional for long wear and repairable, even whether it is ultimately recyclable or biodegradable. It's no wonder that cork has been a foundational material of the Coclico collection. Natural, renewable, and recyclable cork is a go to for developing a sustainable fashion collection. Our solid cork wedges are sourced from farms in Portugal. Additionally, we use recycled cork in many places not visible to the eye. Because cork has the benefit of being sturdy, light weight and shock absorbent we use it for many hidden structural elements in place of plastics.