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. We also work with cork fabric scraps kindly given to us by brilliant Two Dogs & Co.
IS CORK ECO-FRIENDLY?
Yes! Cork is one of the best alternatives to leather and plastic. 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. Our studs are made with 100% recycled silver.
I HAVE SENSITIVE EARS; CAN I WEAR YOUR EARRINGS?
Yes! Cork is hypoallergenic: it doesn’t absorb dust and is perfect for people with sensitive ears.
HOW DO YOU ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO YOUR CREATIONS?
We use non-toxic pens to add hand-drawn details. Our 'Turtle Earrings' are made using sequin scraps.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR SPARKLY FABRICS?
Straight from our shared studio; 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 eco-friendly glue gun sticks.
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.