If you were to suddenly receive the power of invisibility and choose to wield it while in an architect or design firm you may hear the words ‘sustainable,’ ‘renewable,’ ‘recyclable’ and ‘closed loop’ come up in conversation.
In the wake of debates and discussions surrounding climate change, several industry professionals, builders and homeowners are recognising the long-term importance of adopting a ‘think green’ mindset.
Through these revelations, materials that have been hidden by their fancier counterparts are now finally entering the sphere of discussion.
One such material is cork.
Often associated with wine stoppers, the versatility of cork is relatively unknown. It can be used to create furniture, stationery, kitchenware, yoga mats and even bathroom wash basins.
It’s also used to create cladding, and has some noteworthy sustainability benefits, which we’ll take you through below.