The Cork Tree was founded by Nuno Nascimento. From an early age he went with his grandfather to the Portuguese family cork oak forest learning all the tricks that nature presents. Studying and testing the trees to find the best cork bark then transform them into cork products suitable for commercialization.
Today, the family tradition continues to sell cork bark to the cork stopper industry from it´s own 500 hectares cork plantation. Conscious of it´s hereditary property, The Cork Tree family continues to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in developing, protecting and maintenance of the properties. Beyond cleaning and fertilizing the cork oak forest the plantation continues to grow with some 40.000 new cork trees being planted in the past 10 years.
As a golfer, Nuno wondered why amateur players walked around with golf bags commonly offered by the standard golf manufactures. Nuno decided to offer fashionable golf bags and other golf related products from the noble, eco-friendly and distinctly Portuguese material; the cork leather.
The first introduction of these unique products was to sponsor the presence of the Portuguese professional golf player António Rosado at the European Tour Portugal Masters 2011. After this appearance, the next introduction of these unique products was the PGA Golf Show in Orlando, Florida and Augsburg, Germany in 2013 were that was received with great enthusiasm. The cork leather golf cartbag won the prize of Best Product Award in the golf bags category in the Golf Europe 2013.
The Cork Tree became the first company in the world to produce golf products in cork leather.