Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fish Leather - Sustainable and Beautiful

Artist - Lori Hammer



 Artist Lori Hammer gets some strange looks when she tells folks that the exotic looking leather used in her creations aren't exotic at all.  The leather comes as a by-product from sustainable fisheries, using the skin of Tilapia, Carp, Salmon and Perch.  The tanning process takes 30-45 days and renders a soft, but surprisingly strong product

Fish leather is an eco-friendly alternative to exotic leathers such as crocodile and snake that threaten endangered species. The leather has a unique look, yet you’ll find that the strength and smell of the material is comparable to commonly used land-based leathers. In strength, it compares to sheep skin and is just as soft.

Come by Amiro Art & Found to see more of Lori's unique creations.






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