Hey Fish Feet! Manolo Blahnik Creating Eco Line Made Out Of Tilapia Skin

Tilapia skin, cork and raffia oh my.

Tilapia skin, cork and raffia Oh My.

Tilapia skin, cork and raffia OH MY!

Manolo Blahnik certainly knows how to change things up. The designer has announced he is working on an eco-friendly shoe line made entirely from… you guessed it… tilapia skins, cork and raffia. Co-designer Patmos tells WWD:

“I am always researching sustainable materials and developments. I love the idea of tilapia skin because it is a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise be discarded, but it’s actually a beautiful material perfect for small leather goods.¬†I love bringing the idea of sustainability into the luxury market – it doesn’t have to be limited to T-shirts and grocery bags.

So what colors are available you ask? The Manolo Blahnik line Рwhich will be available for mass consumption this spring Рwill come in black, nude, yellow and electric blue.

What do you think about this eco Manolo Blahnik line? Something you’d want to check out?

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  1. Wacky Dad wrote:

    Cool post Vera. I would have never thought you could use fish skin for anything! I am however concerned about the smell!

    Posted 10.26.11

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