Tiradia creates eco-conscious and mindful vegan accessories using cork, one of Portugal’s most treasured sustainable materials. Tiradia’s connection to cork runs deep. Co-founder Joana’s family has produced cork products for Portugal wineries since the 1920s, an endeavor passed down through the generations. Hoping to bring this beneficial material to a wider audience, Joana teamed up with co-founder Amanda, a sustainability advocate, to form Tiradia. Tiradia translates to the practice of cork extraction in Portuguese. When harvesting the cork, skilled tradespeople carefully strip away the bark by hand rather than cutting the trees down. This process is mindful of the trees with a goal of sustainable production every 9 years for a 150-year lifespan. Tiradia’s mission is to create a mindful future where the fashion industry is harm-free for both the planet and animals. PETA-approved vegan, Tiradia’s vegan accessories provide an animal-free and plastic-free alternative to common materials used by fashion brands. Each product is handcrafted in small batches by skilled Portuguese artisans. Tiradia intentionally keeps production close to the source, which benefits the local economy.