Things we buy have stories. They also have after stories. Where do they come from, what happens after we let go of them? How do we make sure these stories have happy endings? Happy endings for the environment.
At Arture we decided to write these stories ourselves.
From start to end.
Right from the beginning, we source 100% natural materials. Nature is our procurement officer. We derive raw materials, that is, plant-based fabrics from where they are naturally grown and harvested. Next, we make the best use of these materials. We design with minimalism, functionality and sustainability in mind. Less is more when we're taking from the environment.
IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE MADE OF
Every Arture product is made from 100% natural cork fabrics. There is a lot that makes cork our favourite material. For starters it's fully water-resistant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, fireproof, and buoyant.
Of course, it's vegan and sourced sustainably.
Cork is the bark of a tree called Quercus suber. We get cork from the Mediterranean region, which is where our fabric is cultivated. The process of harvesting cork oak does not harm the tree. Bark is stripped from a mature tree, and only during the late spring and summer seasons. The tree is then left to regenerate its bark over a period of 9 years. This bark is then turned into cork fabric.
This cork fabric is strong flexible, maintains itself, and versatile, making it an easy choice. Oh, and look at that texture...