– Korteccia is a traditional Ugandan material that is produced with ancient local techniques and craftsmanship.
It can be considered the precursor of modern non-woven fabrics.
– Korteccia comes from the bark of the East African “Mutuba” fig tree, which regenerates quickly without damaging the tree.
The tree is peeled and the bark forms a large unique cloth, which is processed exclusively by hand. Therefore, we can consider the whole process to be low energy consumption and low in CO2 emissions.
– Korteccia being a mono-material contains no binders, dyes or other additives. It only contains bark fibre.
– Korteccia is certified as controlled organic cultivation (EUStandard 2092/91). Production takes place according to the guidelines of the ILO (International Labor Organization) and SA 8000.