As a team Whistler Tree have over 30 years combined experience within the luxury leather industry. The Whistler Tree story started in early 2019 with the intention to design and develop a product range that was more environmentally friendly for our planet, one that would challenge the leather and luxury goods industries as we know them. 
During the research stages they found the amazing material that is Cork leather, it is one of the best alternatives to animal leather there is. This also led the team to be inspired to name the brand after the World’s largest and most productive cork oak tree on record ‘‘The Whistler Tree.’’ The 230 year old tree is named for the countless songbirds that occupy its dense canopy.
The aim of the brand is to create items that are not only beautiful but also have a positive impact on the environment. 
The collections are 100% cruelty-free, eco-friendly and ethically made using sustainably sourced materials that are the highest grade, they are also PETA approved vegan.
The main material used is Cork and it is one of the most sustainable materials in the world. The cork come from the bark of the cork oak tree. Harvesting the bark from a cork oak tree every 9-10 years helps the tree to grow and live longer. Stripping the bark does not harm the tree, as the cork tree continues to mature and go through harvest; the tree is able to absorb more carbon dioxide to support its bark regeneration.  As a result, the harvested trees will filter more carbon dioxide than those left untouched, resulting in cleaner air for everyone. 

The harvested cork bark is then turned into cork fabric by skilled artisans – Whistler Tree only purchase Cork material from the most reputable suppliers; it is produced in factories which have eco and sustainability credentials. 
The result is an incredibly soft and durable material which is waterproof, anti-bacterial and fire-resistant! Every piece displays a unique pattern native to the tree that it was harvested from, so each product is unique. 
Other materials use in production include organic cotton for the liners, and all-natural vegetable dyes. No living things are harmed in the process of creating our products and no harmful chemicals are used.


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