Pioneering force in the middle of Iceland!
Atlantic Leather is an Icelandic tannery leading in manufacturing exotic leather from fishskin in addition to the more traditional longwool sheepskin tanning. The fishleather 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.
From the outset Atlantic Leather has been a leading enterprise in the development of fish leather. It is, for instance, the only company in the world that makes wolffish leather, and it is also the only tannery in the world that has successfully developed a way to make washable salmon leather. Being stronger than regular leather due to the alignment of fibers within the leather, it can serve purpose in everything from jewelry to handbag to panels! The sky is the limit when it comes to creating new platforms for functionality in fish leather!
This gallery contains pictures captured in our beautiful Skagafjörður. The photographer's name is Davíð and he can be contacted through: firstname.lastname@example.org