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PORTUGUESE CORK BILLET BELT
1-1/4” BRIDLE LEATHER BELT WITH A CORK OVERLAY DOWN THE CENTER, A SIGNATURE KEEPER, RIVETED BILLET ENDS AND A SOLID BRASS BUCKLE.
TORY HAS ADDED CORK AS A MATERIAL TO WORK WITH BECAUSE IT SHARES MANY OF THE VALUES OF QUALITY LEATHER
Each piece is beautifully unique
The harvesting process is manually intensive and depends greatly
on the skill of the people completing it.
It is Environmentally Friendly
It is a Renewable Resource
Cork is Surprisingly Durable
It is Scratch, Stain and Water Resistant
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT CORK? It is the outer bark of the Evergreen Oak Tree (Cork Oak) and after the bark is
stripped away by an experienced cork stripper, the tree will regenerate its outer bark. A single Oak Cork can have its bark harvested a dozen or more times in a normal 150 - 200 year life. The process has been shown to improve the life of the tree and the proper harvesting is credited with preventing land degradation and employing 100,000 people. The largest of the world’s Cork Oak Forests are located in Spain and Portugal and although cork’s primary application is in the wine industry it has experienced growth in the fashion and home furnishing industries.
*Please ensure you measure your waist or hip size to find the correct size for where you would like the belt to fit