Natalie Therése is a company devoted to crafting stylish and eco-friendly hand-sewn handbags. Natalie (the owner/designer) sources cork fabric from Portugal, the world's number one cork producer. The manufacturer avoids the use of chemicals in the production process. Cork shavings removed from the bark of the cork oak tree are transformed into ultra thin sheets to produce cork fabric. Cork is a natural and sustainable material harvested from cork oak trees every nine years without harming or killing the trees. The bark of the trees naturally regenerates, making cork a renewable resource. Cork is also recyclable and biodegradable. Natalie also uses biodegradable PU vegan leather, and lines her bags with 100% organic cotton.