We often get asked, what's the health benefits of a Cork handbag, purse.   Well let's see: 

Over-the-Shoulder Bags

Any time you have to balance the weight of a shoulder bag like a purse or a backpack, or even a heavy wallet in a back pocket (which can put pressure on your sciatic nerve and cause pain), it can change the curve of your spine and lead to back pain. A bag on your shoulder also puts strain on your neck.

We recently had a visit to our chiropractor and casually asked him how many women come in and complain about shoulder/back pain.   To our surprise, he was quite observant and told us that he looks at what his patients are carrying when they come into the office and often tells them that part of the cause of their back pain is the bag they’re carrying. Before you grab your wallet or purse the next time you leave the house, ask yourself if you really need to haul it around. At the very least, clean out your purse and wallet and leave most of your cards in a drawer at home so you have less to carry and won’t aggravate back pain symptoms. 

Alternatively if you must take all your items with you, then choose a light material such as Cork. 


1) With it's incredible lightness makes it the one and only material that your back and shoulders will thank you for it.  Think about how heavy those PU/PVC or leather handbags are, and how they dig into your shoulders every single day.  Now take that feeling and imagine 30% lighter, and how carefree you'll feel with a cork purse. 

The average American woman packs 67 items in her purse, since we tend to stuff everything in there, and most of the time go months without doing a proper cleaning, are we right?

So thanks to honeycomb structure, cork leather handbags are very light. Actually, it’s among the lightest natural materials available on the market.

Cork has great durability, making our products hard wearing and functional for your busy lifestyle.  From home, to the gym, to daycare, to running errands.

Additionally, Cork is extremely easy to maintain. And if properly taken care off, will last you endlessly.  Cork leather is stain resistant and can be washed with just some soap and water.

Check out our collection of Cork handbags and purses and say NO to shoulder pain. 

 cork handbags are healthy for you


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