Company name: Atlantic Leather

Adress:  Borgarmýri 5, 550 Sauðárkróki

Country: Iceland

 

Website: http://www.atlanticleather.is/

Contact person: Silla Vordís

Email: vordisin@atlanticleather.is

Phone: +34 972 83 59 95

 

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Sustainable Company Profile 

Atlantic Leather is an Icelandic tannery leading in manufacturing exotic leather from fishskin in addition to the more traditional longwool sheepskin tanning. The fish-leather is produced from four different species of fish; Salmon, perch, wolffish, and cod – each with its own unique characteristics -  in a diverse range of colours, textures and finishes. Atlantic Leather is stationed in Sauðárkrókur, a small but vibrant community of roughly 3000 inhabitants, located in the heart of Skagafjörður, Iceland. The development of the fish leather has been in process since 1994, but the idea itself is rooted in tradition whereas centuries ago Icelanders wore shoes made of wolffish skin. 

 

“The fish leather produced at Atlantic Leather is environmentally friendly in two different ways: it is a by-product of the fishing industry, utilising raw material that would not otherwise be used; and the production process makes use of renewable hydro and geothermal energy.” 

 

“We strive for sustainability, and we pride ourselves in the fact that all products going through our factory - whether it being from fish, lamb, horse or other animals - is all a

by-product from other industries such as agricultural industries or the food industry.

 

No animal is killed with the sole purpose of collecting its skin on our premises.

-Voted best luxury leather in the world at APLF Hong Kong leather exhibition 2013​

 

-Winner of the "Tannery of the Year- Europe Territory 2016" awards, presented by World Leather Magazine

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