FishSkin - Horizon 2020


FishSkin is a new project, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative under the Marie Sklodowska Curie agreement. The project brings together a community of international 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 to exotic leather to address the pressing sustainability issues in the current fashion industry.

Project leader is Shenkar college; partners include UAL, Atlantic leather, Listaháskolinn - Iceland University of the Arts,, Politecnico Milano, and Kyoto Seika University.

During the week of September 9th - 13th, 2019,  the group will meet at the Icelandic Textile Center and participate in workshops taught both at the Atlantic Leather facilities in Sauðárkrókur and our facilities here in Blönduós.

Find more information on the project's website,


Picture credit: Nathalie Malric.