QURKIES teaches children about sustainability and offers stressed-out parents a silent alternative to play time with cork toy blocks. Motivating creativity and ecological consciousness, the bricks are made out of a 100% natural cork material. Children can also personalize their QURKIES by decorating them with different colors and stamps. As cork is a soft and moldable solid, QURKIES cork toy blocks reduce the risk of injury. In addition, the material is light enough that it will float on aqueous surfaces. The company contributes to the environment as well—a stripped cork tree can absorb four times more carbon dioxide than an untouched tree.
The cork toy blocks are made to be compatible with the original Diplo designs and can be used as an extension pack to an already existing building block collection.