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About this project

The Eco Wallet - fish leather card wallet outer
The Eco Wallet - fish leather card wallet outer
The Eco wallet - Fish leather card wallet inner
The Eco wallet - Fish leather card wallet inner

Our Fish leather design

For the past 2 years we in Good Old Company, based in Norway, have been experimenting with the use of sustainable fishleather in different handmade products and product design. We have been trying to find a way to create things using only fish skin and avoid the norm of always backing it up with other type of leather, even though we like to combine it with different material. 

We have now found a way to do this, and have created a prototype of hand made fish leather card wallets that use only fish skin as material. 

For us this is a major break through and promises exciting times ahead as we create fashionable and usable handmade gadgets and accessories from organic sustainable material that is truely unique, because no two pieces can ever have absolutely the same look, even though they are identical in form.

With your help we can make eco friendly sustainable future fashion items.

Eco wallet - Cod
Eco wallet - Cod
Eco wallet - Salmon
Eco wallet - Salmon
Eco wallet - Wolffish
Eco wallet - Wolffish

 
Developement of fishleather design

Atlantic leather started experimenting with the tanning of fishleather 20 years ago and it has taken fishleather 20 years to become popular in our home country Iceland.

In Iceland the interest grew out of the arts and crafts ( we came a cross it when in art school ) and is still run mostly by crafts women and men with artistic backgrounds and education.

It is now 15 years since we first laid our eyes on fishleather and said to our self. "One day we will do some thing with this material. It is fantastic." The time then, that time is now. 

We know now what we want and are exited over the possibilities this material gives.

Wolffish and goat skin card wallet
Wolffish and goat skin card wallet

Fish is fashion 

It is our believe that fish leather is a fantastic medium to use. Not only is it a bi product of the fish and food industry but it is also made from the part of fish that used to be thrown away.

By using fish leather, from an already sustainable fishing industry using green energy, we are making our effort to further the development of recycling and helping the world in a step to more sustainable thinking. 

It is our believe that the time of the fish leather as fashionable thing is here. We think that fish is fabulous and that fish is fashion.

Salmon and goat skin card wallet
Salmon and goat skin card wallet

Our dreams, our goal 

There is nothing fishy about our simple common dream. We want to build new grounds to base our future on, so we can keep on experimenting with our design and material and hopefully make you happy.

Based on experience gained from running art and design shop in recent years, we want to keep on living our dream of being self-sufficient as artists, designers and makers and devote our live to creativity and spread the word about sustainable living and respect for nature and natural products.

There is an existing and growing demand for handmade high quality products that are made with respect for labor and nature.

Fish leather belts
Fish leather belts

How can you help 

Our goal is to get better prices by buying material in bulk directly from the manufacturer and invest further in necessary tools so we can build up Good Old Company and secure its ground for the future. 

We want to produce exciting fishleather products of quality in a sustainable way. Your support will help us make this happen. 

Not a complicated goal. In fact extremely simple, enjoyable and happy goal.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Fish leather and leather clutches
Fish leather and leather clutches

Our products - your awards 

Card wallets using fishleather and goat skin

Given the nature of these wallets, the fish leather as the outer material has variation and is not accurately as the image shows. Inner material will also have variations given the hand made process of color staining natural hide. Scars and blemishes may (should) occur and is what gives each wallet its special character. No two wallets are the same in look and feel.

Hand stitched fishleather card wallet with natural color salmon skin

Slim jim salmon fishleather card wallet
Slim jim salmon fishleather card wallet
Black Slim jim leather card wallet with salmon
Black Slim jim leather card wallet with salmon

The outer material is natural color fishleather that enhances the silvered leather after tanning. The fishleather is made from Atlantic Salmon harvested in Iceland and Norway and the inner material is hand stained goat leather. 

The wallet is Hand stitched with strong Riza thread and the edges colored and sealed with edge coat. This Credit card wallet has 4 inside pockets that hold 6 - 8 cards.

The inner material of the Salmon leather card wallet comes as base in dark brown and black, but can be custom stained to almost any color. The wallets are ultra thin and compact in size measuring only 10 cm x 7 cm by 1 cm (folded).

Slim Jim Bifold leather card wallet with outer skin of Wolffish fishleather.

Slim Jim wolffish fish leather card wallet
Slim Jim wolffish fish leather card wallet
Brown Slim Jim card wallet with wolffish fish leather
Brown Slim Jim card wallet with wolffish fish leather

The outer material is natural color fishleather that that enhances the spotted wolffish leather after tanning. The fishleather is made from Wolffish caught in Iceland and the inner material is hand stained goat leather. 

The wallet is Hand stitched with strong Riza thread and the edges colored and sealed with edge coat. This Credit card wallet has 4 inside pockets that hold 6 - 8 cards.

The inner material of the Wolffish leather card wallet comes as base in dark brown and black, but can be custom stained to almost any color. The wallets are ultra thin and compact in size measuring only 10 cm x 7 cm by 1 cm (folded).

Slim Jim Bifold leather card wallet with outer skin of cod fishleather.

Slim Jim Cod fish leather card wallet
Slim Jim Cod fish leather card wallet
Slim Jim Cod fish leather card wallet
Slim Jim Cod fish leather card wallet

The outer material is natural color fishleather that yields a turkish colored leather after tanning. The fishleather is made from cod caught in Iceland and Norway and the inner material is hand stained goat leather. The wallet is Hand stitched with white Riza thread and the edges colored and sealed with edge color. 

This Credit card wallet has 4 inside pockets that hold 6 - 8 cards. The inner material of the Cod skin card wallet comes as base in dark brown and black, but can be custom stained to almost any color. The wallets are ultra thin and compact in size measuring only 10 cm x 7 cm by 1 cm (folded).

Fish leather belts 

Salmon Fishleather belt
Salmon Fishleather belt

Made out of carefully selected finest of 3,5mm thick leather from Tarnsjö in Sweden and fishleather from Iceland. Fish leather belts are edge coated and the belt buckle holes are lined with metal grommets. Because the fish leather is attached to the flesh side of the belt it is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The base color of the back is natural or black but it can be ordered in almost any custom leather color.

Cod Fish leather belt
Cod Fish leather belt

The Rock and Roll black leather clutch

Black leather clutch with Salmon fishleather decoration
Black leather clutch with Salmon fishleather decoration

The Rock and Roll black leather clutch with Salmon fish leather was as unique as all the clutches are. 

This one was made from a part of the hide usually thrown away. It has scars and branding marks that make this a truly one of a kind clutch. 

The clutches are all Hand stitched, hand stained and lined on the inside with suede the measure is 24cm x 13cm.

Brown leather clutch with wolffish leather decoration
Brown leather clutch with wolffish leather decoration
Brown leather clutch with wolffish decoration and brown suede interior
Brown leather clutch with wolffish decoration and brown suede interior

Big briefcase with Wolffish

Big leather briefcase with wolffish decoration
Big leather briefcase with wolffish decoration

Black thick leather body 
Wolffish fish leather decoration 43 cm width
Holds 15" computer and A-4 perm
10 cm depth
Veg tan leather
Hand stained
Hand Stitched


The fishleather key fob

Salmon leather key fob
Salmon leather key fob

Fishleather keyfob made of leather and fishleather designed to hang in a belt as a decoration

Once again thank you for your support!

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Letter from customer:
Hi I just wanted to let you know the wallet has arrived and I'm delighted with it, it looks beautiful and the quality is stunning. Thank you so much for this, I can't wait to see the look on my boyfriends face when he unwraps this on Christmas Day.

Wishing you all the very best for Christmas & the New Year.

Katherine 

Katherine, from France had visited our workshop Hraun art and design in Bergen, Norway to see our design. She contacted us and asked if we could make here a special gift for here boyfriend. We love making people happy and made for here a custom made, hand stitched, card wallet, made out of wolffish fish leather and brown handstained goat skin.

Update!!!
I had question about the strenght of fishleather so I made a quick video about it


Videos about Fishleather

Risks and challenges

Fish leather from Iceland
The only risk involved in the project, based on experience, is delay in custom. We intend to solves that problem by having the fishleather hand delivered to us (or go get it) and thus secure the timely delivery. The same applies for the Tarnsjö leather. We wil drive to Sweden to get it.

No machines used
As the project relies on no machine with breakable parts other than humans, there should be no unsolvable problem in fulfilling the project.
All other aspects have been secured in such a way that if one supplier is incapable of delivering in time, we can turn to others.

Access to manpower
We have access to all the manpower needed to fulfill the project and if fully funded we can make the investments in tools neccesary to speed up the work and secure further quality of our work.

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    Custom made briefcase .
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