The cork is cut to 5/8 inches wide. Built with a stainless steel clip and premium flat styled keyring. Measurement from each end of the hardware tips is approximately: 5.25 inches.
Cork is a very unique material. It is very durable, flexible, soft and pleasing to the eye. It’s the closest material I have come across that mimics many aspects of leather, however it is not leather and a few differences are worth noting to my fellow customers.
Cork is harvested from the exterior of cork trees in very small, thin sheets by hand, once every 10 years. The tree itself is not cut down, it goes on living an average of 250 years. This cork is then carefully layered onto a non-woven, coated, polyester fabric for enhanced durability. The higher end cork fabric, such as that used in my shop has wider sheets about the width of a hand placed onto the fabric in a simple puzzle pattern. Due to this technique, all items in the shop will have sections where two, three, or more sheets come together at seams.
Cork is a natural product and has many natural visible features such as holes, cracks, markings and alternately changing color tones. Natural holes in the cork are filled in with the resin backing that secures the cork to the fabric. Cork is flexible, however it tends to display micro-cracks along any edge that is folded tightly. The items made in our shop will display this feature and it is not considered a defect, rather it is part of the effect of working the cork into a desired shape.
Due to the unique properties of cork, products made with this material will not come with the unique number stamping as seen on the leather goods. Also we are unable to personalize cork products with names or initials.
All cork products sold in my shop come with a 1 year warranty for defects in material and craftsmanship occurring under normal use circumstances. All defects typically present themselves during the first week of use. We do not cover wear and tear, washing, or any improper use or strain on the item.