The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users.
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|Description||Bark includes all the tissue on a tree outside of the woody stem. From cork to mulberry, its properties can be attributed to the protective role each type plays on the tree trunk. It is antibacterial and antifungal with excellent water-shedding properties. Traditionally associated with indigenous handicraft, bark has recently shown great potential for modern design.|
|Properties||Impervious to water and breathable. Antimircobial and anitfungal. Strong but brittle.|
|Sustainability||Bark may be sourced renewably and the income supports local communities in many cases.|