WOL presents the bamboo veneer that you meet in your everyday life in a completely new way combining with cork. These two contradistinctive materials offer a durable and flexible handmade product. Since both material’s patterns are developed by nature itself, a WOL product reflects the natural life with it's unique, completely organic, living and ageing tissue.
WOL’s aim is finding eco-friendliest materials and combining them in unconventional ways to create beautiful products. That is why we choose bamboo and cork as our primary materials. These two materials are not only harmless to the environment, but they also clean the atmosphere, save energy and resources.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. Whilst releasing 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbing more carbon dioxide compared to other plants, it can grow 1 meter in a day, reaching maturity in 3 to 5 years. Since decomposed bamboo leaves provide all the nutrients they need, bamboo doesn’t need to be replanted nor require fertilizers for optimal growth. The time bamboo needs to reach the desired size for harvest is way shorter than the lifespan of a WOL product.
Cork is the second fastest-growing natural supply which is the bark of cork oak tree. During its harvest, the trunk itself doesn’t even get damaged. The cork oak generates a new bark every 9 years, consuming massive amounts of carbon dioxide during the process. So, 1 ton of cork production removes 73 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.