Being green is an important part of our business model here at Gem Lounge Jewelry. Not only do these cork bracelets look beautiful but they are also a great vegan leather bracelet alternative. The cork is harvested from cork oak trees mostly in the Mediterranean and Portugal every 9-12 years and do not do any damage to the tree itself. These cork oak trees also live to be up to 200 years old. What's created is sustainable, biodegradable, waterproof, and green product which you can feel good about wearing! Our cork bracelets come in a variety of styles and colors. This bracelet has been featured in numerous publications including Down East Magazine and Portland Press Herald during 2018. Our cork bracelets were also awarded second place for best new product at the New England Made Shows this year as well.