About the Winner
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CoolCorC designs a variety of products out of versatile, renewable cork. Beginning in 2006 with disposable cork cup sleeves, our product line has expanded to include purses, wallets, bracelets, journal covers and more.
We are a family owned business and are headed by a husband and wife team Joshua and Jessica, who both have a degree in architecture and have channeled their creativity into crafting cute, eco-friendly accessories.
Our original product designs debuted at the Market Square Farmers Market in 2010. CoolCorCâ€™s cork designs were overwhelmingly welcomed at the market and were manufactured to keep up with demand. We offer these original designs on our website: www.coolcorc.com.
Also, we continue to offer new designs and hand made products created in Knoxville, Tennessee by Jessica that are available on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/coolcorc).
CoolCorC is an innovative, green business because we utilize the innate attributes of cork in our designs. Cork fabric is naturally water, stain and scratch resistant but is very supple and soft to the touch.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree and is harvested by being peeled from the tree. Within 9 years the bark regenerates ready for another harvest. This cyclical harvesting not only helps to prolong the life of the trees but also aides in protecting the forests which are home to a number of endangered animals. Harvesting cork does not harm the trees or the animals that call the forests their home. Using cork also helps to maintain the livelihoods of tens of thousands of families across the Mediterranean and China â€“ where the majority of cork oak forests are located.