Almost already from the beginning in 2009, Alina Schürfeld has integrated Salmon Leathers into her designs. She was inspired by the idea of adding extra value to a former waste product that was discarded from the processing fish industry. The leather is obtained from a German based tannery that is utilizing a 100% chrome-free tanning process. This process ensures that the natural and unique structure of the salmon skin is preserved. The sustainable approach already begins with the breeding of the salmons; they are raised in certified organic farms in Ireland that are in compilance with animal welfare standards. Additionally, Salmon Leather – made in Germany – is a great alternative to exotic skins.