– What made you decide to open your business and why an eco-friendly one?
Paul Oehm, Eve‘s founder and President is a serial entrepreneur. He has a love for the outdoors, compassion for animals and makes eco-conscious decisions whenever he can. Paul came across this cork material after one of his friends brought some cork handbags back from their trip in Portugal. He was intrigued by the quality of the fabric the bags were made of but couldn’t get over the fact that they were 100% sustainably sourced from a natural, renewable resource.
Paul saw a gap in the sustainable fashion industry and noticed that there wasn’t many players in North America using this amazing cork material for handbags. Before you know it, Paul created the company Eve, put together a team of designers and lined of some ethically minded manufacturers in Portugal.
Eighteen months later, we have established ourselves as the leading cork handbag brand in North America and are on our way to being a leader in the global sustainable fashion industry.