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Developing Fish Skin as a sustainable raw material for the fashion industry

Developing Fish Skin as a sustainable raw material for the fashion industry

Objective

The Fashion industry is currently going through a significant change in its approach towards sustainability, aiming to transform from a wasteful and polluting industry into the into a cleaner and more circular sector. In FISHSkin, our research concentrates on developing a new category of raw material for fashion – fish leather. we aim to amalgamate the Mariculture and Fashion industry by using both the fish flesh and skin as viable, economically useful products. While fish leather was used for centuries by indigenous people in Northern Europe and Asia, it was pushed aside by hides which offered better characteristics. Today, however, circular economy principles combined with state-of-the-art technology and changing consumer tastes – allow us to challenge existing fashion assumptions and explore the viability of fish leather is this industry. Through secondments and network training events we will generate knowledge cohesion from different disciplines: Fashion design, Material science and Marine biology where academic and industrial experts will strive to develop new techniques and methodologies for a market take up of fish leather at an industrial scale.
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Coordinator

SHENKAR ENGINEERING.DESIGN.ART (PBC)

Address

Anna Frank Street 12
52526 Ramat Gan

Israel

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 225 400

Participants (7)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 000

ATLANTIC LEATHER EHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 23 000

ARS TINCTORIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 400

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 18 400

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 128 800

LISTAHASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 27 600

KORNIT DIGITAL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 18 400

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GAKKO HOJIN KYOTO SEIKA UNIVERSITY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 823943

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 552 000

  • EU contribution

    € 552 000

Coordinated by:

SHENKAR ENGINEERING.DESIGN.ART (PBC)

Israel