2 min read.Updated: 11 Nov 2019, 09:00 AM ISTSohini Dey
New home-grown label, Mayu uses fish scales to create sleek, textured leather
The raw material could be a potential gateway to craft sustainable and upcycled leather
You have heard of calfskin and crocodile leather. But did you know about fish leather? Closely resembling the texture of snakeskin leather, fish leather uses fish scales—a common by-product of the fishing industry—to create sleek, textured leather. In 2015, Mumbai-based Mayura Davda-Shah discovered this unique leather on a trip to Europe. “I fell in love with the concept," she says. “I was keen on doing something for the planet while also delivering products that generate economic value. I saw that as an opportunity."