A Leather Alternative: Salmon Skin

We recently came across these colorful skins while looking for new fabrics to recover seat cushions. Although we loved how they looked, we were a little skeptical about how these skins were produced and if any smells were attached to the leather. What we found out was pleasantly surprising.
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According to ES Salmon Leather, this product is a much more sustainable alternative for the exotic leather industry. The company prides itself on using fair-trade principles and only uses skin that is discarded by the fish processing industry. Their dying process includes plant extracts instead of chrome, making the leather 100% natural, without a fishy smell.

(photos via: ES Salmon Leather)

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