Being green is an important part of our business model here at Gem Lounge Jewelry. Not only do these cork bracelets look beautiful but they are also a great vegan leather bracelet alternative. The cork is harvested from cork oak trees mostly in the Mediterranean and Portugal every 9-12 years and does not do any damage to the tree itself. These cork oak trees also live to be up to 200 years old. What's created is a sustainable, biodegradable, waterproof, and green product that you can feel good about wearing! Our cork bracelets come in a variety of styles and colors.