Most companies are usually created to solve a problem. Eve Cork was started to create a movement.
Introducing Paul, a serial entrepreneur and nature lover, who travelled the world for two years after selling his fourth company. The purpose of his journey was to take a break from the fast-paced business world he was involved in for the last 30 years. However, Paul found himself still having that itch when he came back home.
Featured above is Paul and his best friend, Chevy.
Shortly after his return to Canada, he decided to visit his friend at her nail salon located in a small town North of Toronto. During his visit, Paul couldn’t help but notice her new handbag. It really caught his eye so he asked her about it. She began to tell him that it was from Portugal and entirely made from cork. He was floored by the material and found out later that it was both eco-friendly and cruelty-free.
To date, the only time Paul heard about cork was in a conversation about wine, yet it was the perfect sustainable leather alternative for bags and accessories. A light went off and he began to do some research. Just as he thought, cork bags were basically unheard of in North America.
Paul felt the urge to show this amazing material to the world and immediately got to work. Soon after he started, he brought his tech-savvy son, Cody, on board. Together, they began their journey to create a line of beautiful, yet thoughtfully designed cork bags and accessories.
Featured above is Paul's son Cody (@oehmerr) with the Preston Duffle.
Their mission - to positively impact the way people feel about carrying everyday items. Together, they launched Eve Cork in January of 2016. The Eve name comes from the name of the nail salon where Paul discovered his first cork bag.
Today, they are growing at a rapid pace and are driven to show people that sustainability and style can be great together.