We thought so too. But when we actually tried a bag we were sudden converts—it was soft, light, durable, waterproof—we could go on, but what shocked us most was how the feel of the material was actually nothing like cork. It was soft to the touch and just as flexible as any other fabric—it felt more like a cloth or worn-in leather than the rough, chunky cork we were expecting. After passing it around the JustLuxe offices a few times (after which we still couldn’t believe it), we were convinced this was the coolest new thing that we’d seen this year. Wearing it around was even better. It was light. Almost too light—was there anything in there? And even when we did load it up with heavy makeup bags and overstuffed wallets it was strong, durable and still weighed less than our other bags. While these accessories are pretty cool, we can’t see them replacing everything in our wardrobe (ladies love their Birkins), but for their comfort, softness and eco-friendly design, we’re pretty sure they’ll have a permanent place in our closets.