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Earthly Creations by BJ

unique handmade cork accessories

updated 4/24/2020.  As we all shelter and weather the coronavirus, our business at events has ceased until further notice.  Please contact us through email :

earthly creationsbybj@gmail.com

with any questions or product inquiries.

Please stay kind and safe.

our story

environmental responsibility

We are retired public school educators (former science teachers) with a vigorous commitment to preserving and protecting our environment.  We "discovered" cork on a recent post-retirement trip to Portugal.  The more we learned the more impressed we became with this incredible natural material.  Cork is sustainable, light-weight, soft, durable, water and abrasion resistant.  Cork forests harbor remarkably high biodiversity and are effective carbon dioxide filters for our planet.  We knew we had to find a way to create a cork connection from Portugal to North Texas.

Since our humble beginnings in early 2018, we have steadily added more products and designs to our collections.  We remain steadfastly committed to use only sustainably sourced Portuguese cork.  We currently work with four direct source producers from different regions of Portugal.

WHY Cork?

    Cork forests represent one of the most diverse terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, second only to the Amazon rainforest.  Preserving these biodiverse areas is critical to our planet's health.

    Harvesting cork from these areas represents a win - win for the ecological and economic future of these areas.  Cork trees are not killed from a harvest.  They actually grow back stronger and become more efficient carbon dioxide filters during regrowth.  Cork is harvested every 9 years and the trees grow to be 200 - 300 years old.  Society benefits through jobs and sustainable products and our environ-ment benefits through preservation of these diverse habitats.

sustainable 

earth friendly

Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process.  Cork fabric is extremely light weight and soft to the touch.  Compare this quality to even the finest leather.  Cork is a very durable material making it an excellent choice for purses, wallets, and jewelry.  Due to the natural properties of cork cells, cork is water resistant.  If items ever become soiled or stained, they can simply be cleaned with soap and water and allowed to air dry.

unique handmade products

   All of our products are hand crafted to high quality standards. Some are one of a kind items.  

 Images representing much of our inventory are show below.  At the present time, purchases cannot be made over our site. That feature will be coming soon.  In the meantime join us at one of our upcoming shows (current event calendar shown below) or email us about an item you see that is of interest.  Once you try us we are certain that cork products from Earthly Creations will be your choice for the future.

A sampling of our current products

How can you find us?

Events

We don't have a brick and mortar outlet but we love to interact directly with our customers to share our message and our products.  Until you touch and feel the products for the first time it is difficult to really appreciate all that cork has to offer.

We are working  on an online store and home to launch by June 2020. We will continue to update the calendar as we get schedule confirmation for events throughout the year.

April/May

All events cancelled until further notice

February/March

2/8     Stonebriar Mall Frisco  10am -6pm

2/9     Stonebriar Mall Frisco  12pm -6pm

2/22   Stonebriar Mall Frisco  10am -6pm

2/23   Stonebriar Mall Frisco  12pm -6pm

3/6 - 3/8  North Texas Irish Festival

June-December

All events cancelled until further notice.  Hopefully some October - December events will be possible.

If you have any questions or if there is any way we can assist, please contact us.

CONTACT

Earthly Creations 2020