We supply suede and glazed fish leather skins for custom manufacturing.
Sea Leather Wear began in 2005, in association with a Canadian company that was involved in tanning fish leathers at a tannery in Ontario. That tannery was closed and our activity at this time is marketing a significant existing stock of this leather.
This leather has been drum dyed in a variety of colours, and is available in suede and glazed finishes. The glazed leather is scratch and stain resistant, water repellent and never needs polishing.
While a wider variety of fish were being tanned, our current offerings consist of carp, nile perch, salmon and sea bass. The tanning process has removed the scales and odor from the fish. Fishskins are less of a pollutant than other leathers because only the scales need to be taken off, instead of hair which is on animals.
The canneries normally take skins and dump them in the oceans where they otherwise become another pollutant. We had been buying the skins from the canneries.
This remarkable quality leather is resilient and strong, and the end manufactured products are a source of pride and prestige for both product manufacturers and owners. It has also been used effectively as a craft material. The leather offers a unique texture, a distinctive scale pattern and a competitive price to most reptile skins available in the market.
We are offering mens and womens belts, golf gloves , and watch bands that have been manufactured using our fish leather. Samplers are our offerings of 5 or 10 skin packages. We offer stocklots of 25 skins or more, by texture, color selection, or species, in packaged quantities, and have a section of odds and ends. We also offer visitors interested in slightly irregular skins more information on our factory seconds page.
We have been interviewing designers from time to time and you can read the interview on the featured designer page. The website has a printable catalog (best viewed in desktop mode).
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