Cork & Co.
R. das Salgadeiras 10, 1200-396 Lisboa, Portugal
| +351 21 609 0231
Sun 12am - 12:30am
Portuguese CorkPortugal produces at least half of the world’s cork, harvested from its many cork oak forests. A design shop in the Bairro Alto neighborhood sells umbrellas, handbags, and kitchenware made from the recyclable material. Rua das Salgadeiras 10, 351/21-609-0231.
AFAR Local Expert
almost 6 years ago
Finding New Uses for Cork
Everybody probably knows that in Portugal, the wine bottles have a cork. But cork is used in other objects such as fashion accessories and furniture, which you can find in this shop. Portugal is the biggest cork producer, with around half of the world's cork, so it makes sense that more of this recyclable and sustainable material is being used. It’s extracted from the bark of the cork oak every 9 years, without any harm or damage to the tree.