Bent & Bree - Boston, USA
BENT&BREE is an earth-friendly and sustainable luxury brand of vegan bags and accessories handcrafted of genuine cork. All natural, recyclable and reusable, contributing to a more environmentally friendly and sustainable society.
BENT&BREE journey started after the birth of founder, Helena Silva's, second child. Having found it frustrating to find distinctive and conscious products, Helena launched BENT&BREE in 2016, a brand inspired by a love of nature and a desire to provide unique and stylish planet-friendly products. One of the company’s deepest core values is their respect for the environment and contributing to the preservation of it.
Creating products that don’t harm the planet was their goal, BENT&BREE embraced cork because it is one of the most versatile and sustainable materials in the world. Their cork material is all natural (vegan), recyclable and reusable, contributing to a more environmentally friendly and sustainable society.
Extracted from the bark of the cork oak, it is the only tree whose bark regenerates itself after each harvest, doing no harm to the tree. Cork oaks grow naturally with no pesticides, watering or pruning.
Cork is exceptionally durable, light, moisture and stain resistant. The softness, natural texture and versatility of cork allows for the creation of amazing fabrics that can be embossed, printed, laser cut, perforated, and embroidered. It simply is nature’s most futuristic achievement.
BENT&BREE’s commitment to nature based materials, versatile, purposeful elements and meticulous attention to quality serves as the benchmark to create highly distinctive designs. Meeting contemporary needs while being sensible to the needs of future generations defines their vision. All products portray an enduring sense of style that are timeless, modern, seasonless and will out-live shifts in trends.
Cork material is selected for its quality, hand-feel, and durability. All products are distinctively designed and handcrafted.
ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE
BENT&BREE source their cork from the Montado Forests of Portugal, where over 50% of the world’s cork is produced, and which is carefully safeguarded and maintained by ecologically considerate Portuguese laws.
BENT&BREE emerged from their love of nature and the need to preserve it for future generations. All products are vegan and cruelty-free with use of carbon-free shipping whenever possible.