While the manufacturing and packaging industries are starting to turn to innovative bioplastics to create sustainable packaging solutions, the fashion industry is also looking for new ways to make their products more eco-friendly. Salmon leather is a new material made from salmon skin, a byproduct of the salmon industry that is discarded in huge amounts each year. The material's strength and flexibility, combined with its soft feel, texture and appearance, have today's eco-conscious designers using salmon leather for placemats, furniture, bags, shoes and more.
Examples and Uses of Salmon Leather
ES Salmon Leather is a company that produces salmon leather materials using a specialized layout and seaming process that minimizes waste, while maximizing strength and versatility. The company has partnered with a Chilean furniture design company to create eco-friendly furniture made from responsibly sourced materials.
Unnurwear is a line of accessories and clothing founded by Icelandic designer Unnur Fridrikdottir. Unnur's handbags are created using skin from locally farm-grown salmon.
The Design for a Living World exhibition features fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and his salmon leather paillettes, which are similar to sequins. Mizrahi has designed the paillettes into clothing and shoes, using the material's natural ivory color rather than dying the leather.
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