Eco-exotic bags are made from eel skin and salmon leather

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The global leather market was worth GBP 25 billion in 2013, but rising production costs and growing concerns about the ethical nature of the material has led entrepreneurial fashionistas to search out alternative fabrics. Doing just that, Heidi and Adele is a London based, luxury fashion brand that produces high end handbags and accessories from previously under-used eco-exotic materials, including eel skin and salmon skin. The leather-like fabrics were formerly destined for the waste disposal unit, as by-products of the seafood industry, but the UK brand has found that fish leather is an attractive, strong and ethical alternative to traditional…

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