Fish skin is a residual material from the food industry. Wilgart use fish skin for small details in our cap design. We like to use skins from salmon and catfish, tanned in Iceland, for design details around our caps.
Material properties of the fish skin
Fish-skin is made from salmon and wolffish caught and tanned on Iceland. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leathers. Fish skin is an excess material from food production. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leather and skins. Fish skin is an upcycled biproduct from the food industry.
- Exclusive and unique
- Refined look
- Very durable
- Flexible and soft
- Reacts strongly to sunlight – bleaching and softening
- Needs regular caretaking with ex. leathergrease
Salmon skins and wolffish are luxurious and very durable types of leather. Each skin is from Icelandic caught fish, and the dyeing makes each leather unique, which makes the caps unique. The details that Wilgart sews on the shade of the cap are very resistant to use, and the skin can be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge if necessary.
Never use any detergents, also if you are cleaning the whole cap. Any soap can damage the colors of the fish skin. You can treat the fish skin cap detail like any other type of leather. Soap can damage the color of the fish skin. Instead, you can treat the fish skin detail like any other type of skin. For example, you can give the leather grease to maintain flexibility, as well as the dirt and water-repellent properties of leather. Remember that the leather grease will give the color a darker tone.
Guide to treat fish leather
- Never use any detergents
- Cleaned with a damp cloth
- You can treat the fish skin cap detail like any other type of leather.
Never dry near a heating device.
Never use soap.