How handbags can be good for the Ocean and for your soul. Around 100 billion farmed fish are processed each year.
Talk about unique, Heidi and Adèle specializes in the by-product, fish skin, to create luxurious handbags and accessories. I had no idea how beautiful and chic this medium could be! What a great way to use our resources, and help stray others away from endangered exotic leathers.
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You won’t believe what’s new in sustainable fashion…
When we launched Heidi & Adèle in 2013, we wanted to bring something new to the market, which would both fit with our sustainability ethos and had the capacity to fulfil our requirements in terms of quality, originality and wow factor. Fish leather was the answer we found and we’d like to share with you why we believe so strongly this is the material of the future:
These fish leather handbags are both exotic and eco-friendly. Using seafood industry byproducts, Heidi and Adele makes luxury bags and accessories out of materials like eel skin and salmon leather.
Meet Heidi Carneau and Adèle Taylor. In 2013, they launched their appropriately-named fashion label, Heidi and Adèle, with the goal of bringing new, high-quality, and original accessories to the market - that would also protect the environment.
Salmon skin: it’s not just for sushi anymore.
Ever wonder what happens to that skin that was once part of your lox, dinner or the fishy pate in a tube that you were brave enough to buy while passing by the food market in Ikea? Well, it turns out that it usually just discarded after salmon is harvested.
You can often tell the quality (and price) of a bag by its material. Leather? High quality. Snakeskin? Even higher price. But what about materials such as salmon and eel skin?