Wol presents bamboo you encounter in everyday life, into products you've never experienced before, combining with cork. Bamboo and cork, are the first and second most environment-friendly materials in the world with eco-sensitive, vegan, carbon-negative, sustainable and biodegradable characteristics.
Wol aims to design unconventional products by discovering the most environment-friendly materials, highlighting their natural features during the production and reflecting the unique, completely organic, living and ageing tissue of their products.
The perfect integration of hard bamboo and soft cork makes Wol products are durable, light weighted and flexible. Materials with textures created by
mother nature itself, shaped by stylish, elegant and convenient designs turning into unique handmade Wol products.
Bamboo is the fastest and easiest growing plant in the world. Some of the species can grow up to 1.2 meters per day and reach maturity in 3 to 5 years. Bamboo does not need fertilizers nor supplements since Rotten bamboo leaves provide all the nutrients plant needs during the growth.
Since bamboo harvested above the ground, the root remains intact and the body continues to develop immediately without the need for replanting. While it takes 60 years for a cut-down tree to grow 20 meters and reach the same height again, a 20 meters long, cut-down bamboo will take 60 days to return to its former state. For this reason, bamboo is the most sustainable natural material.
Bamboo takes up to 3.2% of the worldwide forests, with 36 million hectares. At about 17 tons per hectare per year, bamboo absorbs four times the carbon dioxide, while releasing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to other trees.
Cork is the bark of cork oak which is the second-fastest-growing natural material in the world. During its harvest, the bark of the tree collected without damaging its trunk. Cork is pealed every nine years and absorbs a very high amount of carbon dioxide during that time. So much so that growing 1 ton of cork oak removes 73 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The cork oak, which spans an area of about 2.3 million hectares, mostly in the Mediterranean region, absorbs 3 to 5 times more carbon dioxide than other trees especially during the re-growth of its bark, up to 14 tons per hectare per year.