The passion for cork has led us to create ARTELUSA, an exclusive brand of ITALTEMPO, a company founded in 1998 and dedicated to the research, production and marketing of gift merchandising items for museums and high profile corporate clients.
ARTELUSA manufactures handmade fashion products, office supplies and decorative items from high quality Portuguese cork, a raw material, 100% natural, recyclable, biodegradable and durable. And when the nobility of our cork is combined with our talented designers and artisans’ creativity and expertise amazing pieces and irresistible objects are born to entice more and more customers in Portugal and worldwide.
The way we work ranges from the highly sophisticated paper cork, through soft and pliable sheet of wallets and hats, to the virgin cork, handmade in unique pieces where we can still find the rough shape of the bark of cork oak.
The variations in tones and textures are intentional which makes each piece truly unique and exclusive.
ARTELUSA WAS AWARDED THE ‘PETA – APPROVED VEGAN’ SEAL, WHICH CERTIFIES THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE 100% VEGAN!