Natalie Therése products are handmade in the USA from beautiful high-quality, durable materials that are also environmentally friendly.
Cork shavings removed from the bark of the cork oak tree are transformed into ultra thin sheets to produce cork fabric. Cork is a natural and sustainable material harvested from cork oak trees every nine years without harming or killing the trees. The bark of the trees naturally regenerates, making cork a renewable resource. Cork is also recyclable and biodegradable.
Natalie Therése sources cork fabric from Portugal, the world's number one cork producer. The manufacturer avoids the use of chemicals in the production process.
Cork fabric makes an ideal material for handbags because it is lightweight, soft, easy to clean, stain-resistant, and waterproof.
The eco-friendly faux leather on the back of some bags is made from degradable polyurethane and contains pigments and chemicals that comply with EPA standards.