FISHSkin Consortium Winner of the EU Horizon 2020 award Research and Innovation Programme. Photographer Nathalie Malric.


FishSkin is a new project, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative under the Marie Sklodowska Curie agreement FishSkin 823943 which will bring together a community of experts including fashion design academics and practitioners, scientists, museum curators and craftsmen from ethnic minorities, with the aim of creating a space for dialogue, exchange and development to improve knowledge of sustainable methods for fish skin production and to explore the possibilities of innovating fish skin leather as a more sustainable and greener alternative material to address the pressing sustainability issues in the current fashion industry.

Through secondments and network training events we aim to generate knowledge from different disciplines: Fashion design, Material science and Marine biology where academic and industry experts will develop new technologies to take fish leather into an industrial scale as a new sustainable material for fashion.

Project leader Shenkar. Partners: UAL, Atlantic leather, Iceland University of the Arts, Kornit digital print ltd, Oceanographic Research, Ars Tinctoria SRL ,Politecnico Milano, Kyoto Seika University.