'Tis the season for gathering, gifting, and great food. A holiday spent with our loved ones is always rejuvenating as we meet to celebrate the year we've had and the year that is yet to come. Whether it’s a much needed vacation or holiday parties, it seems there are celebrations all around us. Before things get too hectic, it’s time to get yourself, your home, and your gift list ready for every special event this winter with standout cork accessories.
Cork Accessories for Your Holiday Wardrobe
It feels great to have a wardrobe full of holiday essentials that are made of vegan and eco-friendly material such as cork leather, which is not only versatile but also elegant. With its one-of-a-kind look and feel, cork fashion accessories will be the perfect complement to your sustainable holiday party outfit. Here are a few items to treat yourself with that will give your holiday wardrobe a special twist:
Whether you're hosting a lavish get-together for friends or keeping it casual with family this holiday season, there's a cork shoe for you. Though cork is widely used for insoles, it can be harder to find shoes that highlight cork's distinctive look.
If a statement cork shoe is what you're looking for - check out nae vegan shoes. Their Lina cork shoe comes in a variety of heel heights and features a natural cork and cotton upper with a beautiful embroidered rose design.
Sneakers more your speed? Try the Sunflower cork sneaker from South African company Reefer Shoes, in partnership with DKMS (formerly, the Sunflower Fund). Not only will you be supporting a sustainability-focused brand, a portion of your purchase will go toward the life-saving work of finding donors for people suffering from rare blood disorders.
Convertible cork handbags and more
Laflore Paris handbags are the perfect accessory for any holiday occasion. The bobobark is a travel-friendly convertible backpack purse
that can be worn as a shoulder bag, as a backpack, or as a briefcase. Taking a bag with so much versatility on your holiday travels means being able to pack lighter, but still look fantastic regardless of your destination. With bobobark, you’ll have a backpack for the journey, a shoulder bag while shopping so you can carry your gift haul, and a handbag that will go with any chic party look. You can simply clip and unclip the straps for a new style, anytime, anywhere.
For anyone sticking close to home this season, the bebebark is the ideal cork handbag accessory for elegant winter style. Now available in three colors, we’ve got the perfect shade to match any look. With its functionality and hyper organization, the bebebark can easily hold all of your essentials for a night out, even if you have to go straight from the office to a holiday affair. Or, if you want something smaller, the elegant evening clutch is the perfect stylish accessory to complement your favorite outfit. Be sure to add the gorgeous brass chain strap for an extra special look.
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve recently launched a brand new cork accessories bundle that includes our popular clutch wallet, makeup case, coin pouch, glasses case, and chain strap (plus a 15% discount). For every Laflore Paris product you purchase, you can be sure you’re making an ethical choice. All of our bags and accessories are designed in Paris and made from cork material sustainably sourced in Portugal.
The weather outside may be frightful, but you can stay delightfully warm in a merino wool and cork beanie from Rustek when your plans take you out in the cold. Each beanie features a cork leather tag that is laser engraved with nature scenes from illustrator Liam Amhurst for a cozy and outdoorsy look - no matter what Old Man Winter throws your way.
Accessorize Your Holiday Table With Cork Products
Natural cork accessories can be a pleasant addition to your holiday table and an unexpected conversation piece. Cork material is strong and has low thermal conductivity, so it is able to resist a wide range of temperatures. These features allow cork to be used for a variety of accessories and housewares. Here are some cork accessories to consider for spruce up your holiday home:
Looking for a show-stopping, head-turning centerpiece for your dinner table? Check out this larger-than-life cork ice bucket
from Great Big Stuff. Shaped like a giant champagne cork, complete with muselet stand and gold lid, this quirky cork accessory will keep your celebratory bottle chilled and ready to go all night long.
During the holidays, we all gather around the family table for great food and conversation. But if you’re looking for something to get that conversation started, grab a few of these laser-engraved cork serving trays with popular holiday-related sayings that will be sure to get your guests talking - and asking where they can get some of their own.
Cork trivets - Heat-resistant trivets are a must-have for any family style dinner, and cork makes the perfect material for a trivet that looks great even before the food is served. A 6-pack of IKEA trivets will only set you back $13, and if you have a Cricut, Silhouette, or something similar plus a small jar of paint, it’s easy to customize your cork trivets to match any holiday theme.
For a special surprise, serve after-dinner coffee (or something stronger) in these customizable cork coffee mugs that will double as a take-home gift for your guests. Cork provides excellent insulation for hot or cold beverages and works as a coaster!
Give the Gift of Sustainability!
As you’ve seen from our list so far, cork material accessories are elegant and durable. But cork doesn’t have to be just for you, it’s the perfect opportunity to gift sustainably. No matter how long your “to-buy-for list” is, there's an eco-friendly cork product for everyone.
Gifts for Fashion Lovers
Cork earrings - Is it possible to have too many earrings? We don’t think so! If there’s a lady on your list who loves accessorizing, give her the gift of eco-friendly style this season. These sustainably made, rustic-chic cork earrings from Creek + Elm come in more than 50 different styles and won’t bust your budget.
Cork makeup case - Everyone wants to look their best around the holidays, and we occasionally need to freshen up. The structured makeup case from Laflore Paris comfortably holds all makeup essentials and features a small mirror for quick touch-ups on-the-go.
Gifts for Travelers
Cork luggage tag - Give your favorite traveler a cork luggage tag with a gorgeous rose gold monogram from Me by Me. On their next trip, they’ll be able to spot their luggage from across the terminal.
Cork globe - The world traveler’s cork globe from Uncommon Goods makes an exciting gift for the frequent traveller in your life. Similar to a cork board, this globe allows the owner to pin locations with special meaning or even to attach small pictures for a truly individual piece of decor.
Gifts for Artists
Cork-covered journal - Yoloha Yoga may be known for their beautiful, eco-friendly yoga mats, but they also offer cork-covered journals with delightful designs. Each journal holds 100 pieces of high quality paper for jotting down lists, quick sketches, or anything else that deserves to be remembered.
Classic cork board - A traditional, yet stylish way to display artwork, a cork board is an inexpensive way to show a blossoming artist that their work deserves to be shown and appreciated. It’s also a big sustainability win, as cork boards are made from the scraps left over after production of many of the other items on our list.
Happy Holidays, from Laflore Paris
No matter if you’re buying for yourself or loved ones, cork leather accessories are a great eco-friendly gift. Cork material’s soft, durable, and water-resistant nature make it useful for a wide variety of products that will wow even the most discerning recipients. Make this year a holiday season to remember with beautiful vegan accessories from Laflore Paris or any of the special recommendations on our list.
If you have any questions about Laflore, our products, or our eco-friendly promise, feel free to contact us.