UPCYCLE: the process of converting waste materials into new products a good solution for Waste Reduction. Best Fashionable way to save the Environment.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Salmon Leather: A Fishy Fabric, But Will Designers Take the Bait?
A dyeable textile made from salmon skin—a byproduct of the fish processing industry that usually gets tossed into the landfill—using chemicals that are less toxic than those for tanning mammal hides because fish scales are easier to remove from skin than hair. (Note: no new salmon is killed expressly for its skin.) b: A resilient fabric that is stronger than most land leathers—and does not smell like fish. c: A reliable, affordable source of “sea leather” used by companies such as ES Salmon Leather, One October, Unnurwear, and Skini London in clothing, accessories, furnishing, home decor, and even bikinis.