SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) -- There's something fishy swimming around the fashion scene these days: Leather made from fish skin. Several companies have begun to produce wallets, handbags and shoes from salmon skin -- which has long been used as leather by the natives of the Pacific Northwest.

One firm that sells salmon leather is Seattle-based Ivory Jack's Trading Company, which uses skins from the large Chum salmon. Tanning salmon skins takes more than twice as many steps as tanning cow hide and it's a messy business because of the wetness of the skin. But the end result is a durable, beautiful leather that's comparable to snakeskin...

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Would you purchase anything made of fish skin?
SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) -- There`s something fishy swimming around the fashion scene these days: Leather made from fish skin. Several companies have begun to produce wallets, handbags and shoes from salmon skin -- which has long been used as leather by the natives of the Pacific Northwest.

One firm that sells salmon leather is Seattle-based Ivory Jack`s Trading Company, which uses skins from the large Chum salmon. Tanning salmon skins takes more than twice as many steps as tanning cow hide and it`s a messy business because of the wetness of the skin. But the end result is a durable, beautiful leather that`s comparable to snakeskin...

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 10:48:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you had fishskin underware could you tell if they were clean?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 11:01:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, the only leather item I own is my wallet. And I'm not even sure it's real leather.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 2:36:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yea, it will probably look 'beautiful', but will it stink?x-(
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 5:06:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't purchase anything made of any skin.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 6:48:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with cryn.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 6:53:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Shark skin gloves are cool.
The grip of many swords is also sharkskin and although I won't buy any I will probably inherit some one day.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/22/04 - 12:18:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fishskin stuff would probably look better (and still smell ok if it was of good quality) than snakeskin. I could go with a fishskin armband or something, maybe.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/20/04 - 8:06:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't wear anything made out of skin..it's wrong!!
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/20/04 - 8:31:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've purchased five goldfish, who are now swimming along quite happily in their tank.

So, I suppose, yes.

18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/20/04 - 10:39:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not that I know of, but if I find something I will buy it.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/20/04 - 10:48:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
it's probably too expensive.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 6:25:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
if it doesn't smell
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 6:27:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
eurgh no way!
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 7:26:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
ew?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 8:18:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lmao walking along carrin a fish.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 4:05:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
wtf?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 4:07:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Uhhh . . . that's a little . . . odd . . .
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 4:08:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ew, no.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/9/04 - 2:59:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I SMELL FISH!!!!
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/9/04 - 3:09:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
if it were... not smelly....
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 6/27/04 - 7:14:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. An innocent fish had to die for that. I don't mind it if animals are killed to be eaten, but I do mind if an animal is killed for any other purpose than that.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 8/31/04 - 12:44:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dunno, it sounds kinda cool to me. They should make a pocketbook that looks like a fish and is made out of fish skin. They could even put rhinestones on it. Id buy that if I was not poor as I am.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/14/04 - 3:51:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Awesome!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 6:14:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Salmon wallets? The Salmon population in British Columbia is going down every year (like when they migrate back into the freshwater) because the Alaskan fishermen are taking too many fish.

There's no way I'm going to help them kill off the pacific salmon.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 6:16:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
No,that's kind of gross. I don't really like stuff made out of any kind of skin, or that looks like some kind of skin. It's just...weird.

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