Cork fabric comes from the bark of the cork oak tree; very thin cork sheets are glued to a fabric backing. Mama Leopard sources high quality, handcrafted, PETA-approved Portuguese cork fabric.
IS CORK ECO-FRIENDLY?
Cork is 100% natural, renewable and recyclable. No trees are cut down during the harvesting process, which happens every 9-12 years, because the tree regenerates its bark and can live up to 300 years.
IS YOUR JEWELLERY MADE WITH STERLING SILVER?
Yes. All our ear wires, studs and butterfly backs are '925' stamped Sterling Silver. (The studs are made with 100% recycled silver.)
I HAVE SENSITIVE EARS; CAN I WEAR YOUR EARRINGS?
Cork is hypoallergenic: it doesn’t absorb dust - perfect for people with sensitive ears, allergies or asthma.
HOW DO YOU ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO YOUR CREATIONS?
We use non-toxic metallic pens to add hand-drawn details and sequin scraps from our shared studio.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR SPARKLY FABRICS?
Straight from our shared studio in Bristol - they are a fashion designer's off-cuts.
HOW DO YOU ATTACH THE FABRICS AND EAR STUD POSTS TO THE CORK?
With water-based adhesive and environmentally friendly glue gun sticks.
WHAT PACKAGING DO YOU USE?
Only the good stuff! Our packaging is 100% recycled or recyclable.
WHERE ARE YOUR SUPPLIERS BASED? All our supplies are UK-based, except for our Portuguese cork. Please note: we currently only ship within the UK.