..A monk called Dom Pierre Pérignon. In the 17th century, he invented champagne and applied cork to close champagne bottles. From that moment on, cork started being purposefully cultivated, mainly in Portugal.
Por amor a Portugal
Once there was..
Fast forward 400 years, and cork is still standing, with the construction & fashion industry among those who discovered the potential of this fine material. People are searching for sustainable alternatives that offer the same or a better experience, performance, comfort. Cork fits in this request for us all to put less harm to our planet, but not to compromise on quality.
Our founder, Pieter Vandewiele, also wanted to contribute to this sustainable evolution. Portugal being his second home, as his parents run a beautiful B&B in the Algarve (www.casamamamia.eu), he started visiting cork factories in Portugal and brainstorming during the first lockdown in Belgium.
The result is Pierre, a sports & outdoor brand dedicated to show to everyone the benefits for them, for the planet, and for local European economy, of sports equipment made of cork and recycled materials.
Let’s make sports a fun & sustainable experience !