Sustainable cork fabric for sewing ♻️ Katia Fabrics 2023

30 June, 2023

The new cork fabric by Katia Fabrics is resistant and sustainable. This innovative material not only offers great resistance and durability, but is also a sustainable option to bring your most creative sewing projects to life, like bags, purses, fanny packs, etc. Learn why cork fabrics are becoming a popular choice among fans of textile handcrafts. Get ready to explore a world of possibilities with cork fabrics!

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What is cork fabric?

Katia Fabrics offers a range of cork fabrics made from the bark of the cork oak tree. The extraction process is sustainable, ensuring the tree can regenerate and thrive. These cork pieces are then carefully processed and combined with a textile base, resulting in a flexible and durable material. Not only is cork fabric versatile, but it´s also environmentally friendly and recyclable, as it is 100% biodegradable.

Discover the exciting selection of 8 different models available at Katia Fabrics, including plain cork, playful patterns, and elegant golden accents.

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5 traits of cork fabrics

Discover the 5 most surprising characteristics of cork fabric, a resistant, light and flexible material. Their unique texture makes them a sustainable and versatile option for your sewing creations.

1. Resistance and durability in your sewing projects

One of the outstanding features of cork fabric is its resistance. This material is also water-resistant, so it’s easy to clean with soap and water, which makes it an excellent option to make accessories such as backpacks, fanny packs, bags, purses, etc. 

cork fabric 2. Sustainability in each stitch

If you love the environment, you’ll love working with cork fabrics, since they are extracted sustainably. The cork oak isn’t damaged during the bark extraction process, it regenerates every 8 or 9 years. Furthermore, cork is a 100% biodegradable material.

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3. Unique texture and aesthetics for your designs

Cork fabrics are also noteworthy for their visual appeal and natural texture. Each piece of cork is unique, with its own pattern and tones, which adds a special touch to your creations. Whether you’re designing bags, backpacks, purses, phone cases or any other kind of sewing project, cork offers you a uniquely elegant look.

4. Versatility in your textile handcrafts

Cork is a versatile material, which gives you infinite possibilities for your textile handcrafts. You can sew it, glue it, paint it, engrave it, or even combine it with other fabrics to achieve surprising results. From accessories to homeware, cork fabrics let your creativity run wild.

5. Sewing flexibility and lightness

When sewing cork fabrics, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to handle and how adaptable it is. Unlike other materials that are more rigid or difficult to work with, cork offers a seamless and pleasant sewing experience. This is due to the flexible and lightweight nature of Katia Fabrics cork fabrics. 

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Cork fabrics have arrived to turn the world of textile handcrafts upside down. Since it’s an easy material to sew with, it offers endless advantages to sewing enthusiasts. Its resistance, durability, flexibility, lightness, and sustainability, as well as the aesthetic appeal of these fabrics make them an ideal option for sustainable sewists.

If you’re looking for patterns to make bags, purses, or fanny packs with cork fabrics, you may also be interested in:

Dare to explore this unique material and learn how you can create incredible projects while you contribute to a more sustainable world. We encourage you to try cork fabric and bring your ideas to life!