Tilapia skin, cork and raffia oh my.

Tilapia skin, cork and raffia Oh My.

Tilapia skin, cork and raffia OH MY!

Manolo Blahnik certainly knows how to change things up. The designer has announced he is working on an eco-friendly shoe line made entirely from… you guessed it… tilapia skins, cork and raffia. Co-designer Patmos tells WWD:

“I am always researching sustainable materials and developments. I love the idea of tilapia skin because it is a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise be discarded, but it’s actually a beautiful material perfect for small leather goods. I love bringing the idea of sustainability into the luxury market – it doesn’t have to be limited to T-shirts and grocery bags.

So what colors are available you ask? The Manolo Blahnik line – which will be available for mass consumption this spring – will come in black, nude, yellow and electric blue.

What do you think about this eco Manolo Blahnik line? Something you’d want to check out?

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