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Squama® salmon leather

Code
ONA950
Country
France
Brand
ICTYOS

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SQUAMA® leather is made from salmon skin. It is made using vegetable tannins composed of leaves, roots, or fruits to minimize the impact on the environment.

In the logic of upcycling, Ictyos uses only skins from the French agri-food industry. They value traceability and local food channels, the main providers for salmon skins are sushi shops and local restaurants in Lyon, close to Ictyos’ tannery to reduce their carbon footprint.

The main characteristics of this leather are its grain, its fineness, and its resistance. Its tight, perfectly symmetrical grain across the surface makes it easy to use for ornamental work, watchmaking, sheathing and leather goods. It is very durable and can be finished in a variety of ways, from light to perfectly flat to soft.

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