Saturday, December 14, 2013

Salmon leather

Is salmon skin fashionable? With more and more companies are taking ethical considerations with their products, it’s not surprising that entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative products. Designers and brands are beginning to look towards alternative leather options that are byproducts of other industries. Salmon processing plants discard millions of tons of salmon skin every year. Stiven Kerestegian, CEO of ES-Salmon Leather, began purchasing skins from those processing plants and believed that they could be re-purposed into something aesthetically appealing, very resilient, and flexible. They have two different lines: one that uses natural plant extracts and oils for the tanning process, and the other that unfortunately uses traditional methods such as chromium. Their goal is to have a complete line that uses only eco-friendly chemicals.

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