Frequently asked Questions

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What are KOBI handbags made of?

High quality Portuguese cork harvested from trees at least 43 years old. They are NOT made from recycled wine corks.

Is leather used to make certain parts of KOBI handbags?

No, all of KOBI’s handbags are leather free and completely made from FSC certified Portuguese cork.

Are cork trees cut down to harvest the cork?

No, trees are stripped not cut down during harvesting. The process of stripping cork trees is highly specialised and done by hand so as not to damage the trees. 


Are cork handbags water resistant? 

Yes, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain with your KOBI! To be extra careful, remove excess water once indoors. 

Are cork handbags stain resistant? 

Yes, however with time dirt may collect on your handbag. To clean your handbag, wipe the cork in circular motions using a soft soap and warm damp cloth.


How do cork handbags wear? 

Cork is a durable and supple material. Its wear over time can be compared to other organic materials such as leather. The more you use cork the softer it feels to touch!