Yellow: Tilapia Fish Leather Skin, Suede Finish, 1 piece
  • Yellow: Tilapia Fish Leather Skin, Fish Skin

Yellow: Tilapia Fish Leather Skin, Suede Finish, 1 piece

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Yellow: Tilapia Fish Leather Skin, Suede Finish, 1 piece / Fish Skin Leather, Fish Skin Suede, Real Fish Leather, Natural Leather, Eco-Friendly Leather, Sewing, Supplies


If you’re looking for a leather material that is different and unusual, this is the perfect item for you. Our fish leather is organically produced in South America. It is made from fish skins considered as waste which are recycled from the food industry, then veggie tanned and dyed with natural dyes. Yes, they’re tanned in a very organic way using enzymes and barks. Our fish leather is chrome-free and dyed with natural powder dyes from spices and other plant materials.

I first started playing with leather when I was in college and it was a brand new product in the market. Don’t take me wrong, it has been there for centuries, but never so broadly used. Nowadays it has been used in so many ways and applied to so many different crafts.


❁ Common questions about Fish Leather:


1. What does it feel like?

I like to describe fish leather by referring to the common pig suede or deer suede. One side of the skin will be finished and the back will have the same texture as any other suede. Since the Tilapia fish skin is thin, we will have a thinner leather, but still very strong, especially coming from fish.


2. Does it smell like fish?

No. That is the top question we receive about this product. The fish leather smell just like leather. No reminiscing fish smell.


3. How can I use them?

Like any other think leather, fish leather is soft, yet strong. Easy to cut and sew and they can also be glued to different suedes or fabric. The application is so broad that you can make just about anything from them, from shoes, jewelry, hats, clothing add-ons, etc. Just use your imagination and it will come to life.


Each skin is unique as they come from different fishes. The fish leather vary from batch to batch in color and size and even the hue of each skin will vary one to another, that’s what gives them that unique look. To ensure that you get the same color, please order several pieces from the same batch as we cannot guarantee that they will come in the same hue next batch.

If you’re taking a trip to the National Museum of Natural History, you find fish leather there as well. And, no! They do not smell fishy! Go Fish!



Material: fish leather
Quantity: one skin
Shape: it will vary one to another, no two are the same
Size: ranging from 8 to 13 inches long x from 3 to 4 inches wide x the skin is very thin giving you the same feeling like a pig belly suede or even a thin deer suede
Hole Size: no holes


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✤ Keep in mind:


1. Product Variance

Please be aware that handmade and natural items may vary in texture, shape, color, and finish. They may also present some imperfections which make them apart from machine factory made beads. For this reason, please make sure to read the description through and see pictures before purchasing. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!


2. Photography & Colors

All our items are photographed up close and personal so you can see their beautiful details. Due to some photography angles, items may appear larger than real size and we try very hard to describe them as clearly as possible. Please make sure to read the dimensions of each item in the listing to avoid any confusion. Though, we work hard to photograph them as close to the real color, keep in mind that lighting, props, and background may cause a difference in the real color. It is also very important to keep in mind that colors will also vary from monitor to monitor.


3. Liability

Nature Beads shall not be held responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses resulting from the use of products purchased from our shop. Therefore, by purchasing from Nature Beads, you agree that all purchases and use are the responsibility of the buyer. As a result, Nature Beads will not be held responsible for the use, misuse or mishandling of any item/items and buyer assumes all responsibility for them once purchased. After purchasing from Nature Beads, it signifies your acceptance of this statement and releases Nature Beads and its affiliates from all liability and any liability cases arising thereof.

✪ Props not included;
✪ Not a toy, not intended for use by, or in products intended for children 14 or under. May be harmful if swallowed.

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Additional information

Weight 1 oz


  1. leslie (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and color.

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