A Gift From Nature - 100% Vegan Bags

Portugal is a privileged country with 736 thousand hectares of cork oak area, a large dark green spot on the map that places us among the 7 largest world producers of cork: Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, France, Tunisia and Italy. Além-Tejo reigns over the Mediterranean cork oak, Quercus Suber, from which Portugal extracts nearly 190 thousand tons of cork every year, which corresponds to around 50% of world production.

The cork oak is a tree that has to be cared for and loved for successive generations. Only after 25 years of life does it enter into production, when the trunk reaches a circumference of 70 centimeters and a cycle of growth and harvesting of the cork can begin every 9 years, which lasts for more than 150 years. . The passion for cork led us to develop the Artelusa brand, which manufactures fashion products by hand for the national and international market. Because we love nature, we choose a way of working that respects its harmony and conservation.

The Passion For Detail Is In Our Nature

We are witnessing a moment when the world is waking up to what is ecological and offering sustainable alternatives. Natural raw materials, such as cork, are increasingly gaining the status of nobility and the admiration of an increasing number of consumers worldwide. And when the nobility of Portuguese cork combines with the creativity and ingenuity of our Portuguese people, the result could only bear fruit in good taste. Welcome to the new Artelusa Bags Collection.

Travel through our products and let yourself be seduced by the original proposals of our designers, manufactured by our artisans in 100% natural, recyclable and biodegradable cork. We hope they are to your liking. All products presented in this selection are manufactured by hand from high quality natural cork. The variations in tones and textures are intentional, making each piece truly unique.