Portugal is the place for diversity, tradition and quality in craft supplies.
Portuguese cork fabric
Cork fabric is a unique craft material with a cork surface on a fabric support. When we use a cotton backing, as offered by Folclore Crafts, we get a 100% plant-based leather alternative. It looks like leather, but can be used as a regular fabric.
Also known as cork leather, it was born of the perfect marriage between human talent and nature’s richness, being much more than the best “animal free” and vegan substitute for leather.
FOLCLORE CRAFTS' CORK FABRIC
We are able to offer a wide range of cork fabrics, from very thin and pliable options to thicker and more resistant ones, depending on the backing used (including cotton fabrics).
Folclore Crafts works with a local Portuguese company and, together, we've been able to develop unique and original products.
Our cork fabrics are PETA approved.
FLECKED METALLIC CORK FABRIC
Our flecked metallic cork fabrics have become a huge sucess.
We can have different colors as backings, but the gold is the most popular.
It results beautifully either in natural or painted colors.
REVERSIBLE CORK FABRIC
The sturdy reversible cork fabrics are an exclusive product, perfect for the use in leather crafts projects. It's much more similar to leather than to a standard fabric.
Four different options are available depending on the thickness needed.
COTTON BACKED CORK FABRIC
Recently we have launched cork fabrics with cotton backings, including Oeko_tex certified and organic cotton fabrics.
Now we are happy to say that our cork fabric is a 100% plant-based leather alternative.
These are exclusive products developed by Folclore crafts and our local cork manufacturer partner. Different colors in ligtweight and heavyweight options are available.
HOW TO USE
Genuine cork fabric can be hand and machine sewed or used with glue. Its beautiful texture makes it great for many craft projects...
It is used in sustainable fashion, vegan leather products, home-decor, sports and leisure.
WHAT TO DO WITH CORK FABRIC
There is an endless list of products that can be made with cork fabric. It includes clothing, uppers of shoes and sandals, baby moccasins, handbags, clutches, wallets, cases, sleeves, belts, camera straps, watchstraps, upholstery products (like furniture, sofas and chairs), jewelry (cork is perfect for earrings), hair bows, labels, box lining, book binding, bicycle saddles...
Folclore Crafts' cork fabric is the perfect choice for a sustainable lifestyle.
PATTERNS & COLORS
Download the cork supplies presentation and the catalogue with patterns and colours if you want to know more about our cork fabrics
HOW WE MAKE CORK FABRIC
Do you want to know what is cork and how is cork fabric made? Check this document and this video with photos taken at the factory that will show you the manufacturing process
HOW TO BUY CORK FABRIC
In our online shop you"ll find cork leather pre cut sheets. The sizes available are:
- 20cmx50cm (approx. 7 7/8"x20");
- 50cmx50cm (approx. 20"x20");
- 70cmx50cm (approx. 27 7/8"x20").
If you prefer by the meter/yard, it will be possible to choose a personalized product, including backing, color, pattern...
In our cork store you’ll also find a sample pack with cork leather swatches that will showcase the different types of cork fabrics we work with and our range of cork leather natural patterns and dyed colours.
CORK FABRIC WHOLESALE
If you want to buy more than 10 linear meters / yards check our wholesale conditions page.
Folclore (Portuguese for Folklore) is inspired by the need of empowering folk knowledge, a know-how that must be shared, and not stopped in time, so we can continue creating our common history with our hands and, of course, with Portuguese soul…