What’s so special about cork? Cork is a wonder of nature, and in today’s environmentally concerned society it’s a great choice!
There are many facets of the cork industry. Most people don’t realize that cork is the bark of trees that grow almost exclusively in one region of the world. The cork oak tree grows in Portugal and other countries that border the western edge of the Mediterranean basin and on the Atlantic coast, always close to vineyards. The tree is cultivated in Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco, France, Italy, and Tunisia. However, Portugal accounts for about 50% of the world cork harvest.