I started Mind the Cork with the belief that we can make our homes beautiful whilst helping to protect the planet.
In 2013 Jenny Espirito Santo founded Mind the Cork with the aim of making the most of one of the world’s most underrated materials. She started this project from the belief that we can make our homes beautiful whilst helping protect the planet.
Jenny believes that Cork is a brilliant material. Its harvest doesn’t require the trees to be cut down so it helps maintain wildlife diversity and promotes reforestation. It is also biodegradable, renewable and recyclable – which is pretty fantastic!
All Mind the Cork products are made with natural cork sourced directly from the harvesters in Portugal; and are handmade in Jenny's studio or by small manufacturers near London.
Jenny started making cork placemats and coasters that are light and heat resistant. Later additions are the cork fabric cushions, which are incredibly tactile and due to the impermeable nature of cork, are also perfect for use indoors and out.
I’m a creative careers participant
Creative Careers is a gateway to a professional career in craft and design. Participants are integrated into Cockpit Arts’ professional working environment, while craft mentors provide aspirational role models.