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Cork material contemporary perspectives, narratives and visions of Portugueseness (Portugalidade).
Portugal is the leading world cork exporter and is pioneer in designing everyday implements using cork material. According to the APCOR, Cork oak has a high economic and social importance in Portugal: Cork Oak and forest originate 12 thousand direct job posts in the industry, 6500 job in forest exploitation and, indirectly, thousands of employment positions related to other Cork Oak forest products (livestock farming, restaurants, tourism, etc.), contributing to 2,3% of the total annual national export and 30% of the combined Portuguese forestry exportations.