Colombin directly monitors every single step in the production and sales process, from extraction of the raw material to sale of the finished product, in order to ensure, in all the markets in which it operates, absolute quality and respect for the environment, proud of a product that is 100% recyclable.

Cork: a heritage that deserves protection.

The cork oak, a native of south-western Europe and north-western Africa, can grow to around 20 metres. The trunk, which can reach 1.5m in diameter, is easily identifiable by its yellowish-brown, corky bark, which, when removed, gives the tree a reddish colour. The Mediterranean cork groves, which occupy a very limited area, provide an ideal habitat for many very rare species of fauna and flora. They also play a unique environmental role, resisting encroaching desertification and contributing to carbon fixing (thanks to their absorption of over 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year). The maintenance of traditional management practices of these resources has had a positive impact in sustaining the environment and in contributing to the preservation of biodiversity.

The cork manufacturing process provides employment for thousands of people and represents the most important economic silvicultural resource in the areas where the cork oak grows. Cork removal, by debarking or stripping, has for centuries been the purview of expert scorzini, or cork extractors, who utilise techniques passed down from father to son.