Kenya’s futuristic fashion industry with fish skin

Kenya's futuristic fashion industry with fish skin

Kenya’s fashion industry in the future will all be about fish skin. For many in Kenya’s north rift valley of Kitale, fish is a culinary delight. When the most desired parts of the fish are sold off, the rest is wasted.

A local foods factory in Kitale is turning the wasted fish skin into leather. Victorian Foods works with roughly 300 fishermen from Lake Turkana in Kenya’s north, who provide it with Nile perch.

The fish skin is put in a tannery machine after its scales are removed and soaked fo…

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