Over 48,000 corks recycled!

February 2nd, 2015

To date, you have helped us divert over 48,000 wine corks from the solid waste stream. That’s over 48 cubic feet of perfectly reusable cork. Thanks!

We are currently engineering for a jig to use for water jet cutting the recycled corks into uniform thickness ’tiles’ that would be supplied in square foot sheets to apply the same way ceramic floor tiles are installed.

It would be ‘loaded’ similar to the arrangement shown in the image above. The loaded jig would be locked into position for CNC cutting with a high-pressure water jet. Tiles would be quality sorted and then mounted on mesh backing in square foot sheets.

The engineering and prototyping is an expensive process, so we are considering crowd-funding to take this to the production stage. Details to follow!

Wine cork coasters by Vancouver Island crafter

March 10th, 2014

coasters made from recycled wine corksVancouver Island crafter, Raelene Rozander, is making these great coasters from our recycled wine corks. Raelene grew up in the Okanagan, so has a natural affinity to all things wine and it shows in her work. She has just launched an Etsy page, so take a look and see what she’s up to. Or check out her Creative Corkworks facebook page.

Looks to me like a slightly larger of these would be perfect for trivets. Do I hear product line expansion?!


Annie puts her heart into her work

March 4th, 2014

heart shaped wall hanging from recycled wine corksVancouver crafter, Annie Vandergaag, is passionate about her craft. So it’s little wonder that she puts her heart into her work.

Great colour transition from top to bottom in this lovely wall hanging. The corks are bound together with hemp cord and the colour is achieved simply by grouping corks with similar natural wine staining.

Annie says, “So I made five of the cork hearts, and after some practice and reshaping, I’m very happy with the final projects! You can see I’ve used hemp to line the corks and make them able to hold. Enjoy!”

Annie, thanks for sharing. Cheers!


Crafty with cork

October 16th, 2013

Got a few basic tools? Hot glue gun, Xacto knife, and a good measure of crafty creativity? This site has loads of ideas that range from perhaps the world’s smallest indoor plant pot to cork bath mats and home decor details. Check it out and see if it sparks your own DIY craft project: http://www.chomec.com/the-magic-with-corks/