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Mermaid Leather

6 Woods St, Chadwick WA 6450

(08) 9071 5248


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Australia’s only fish and shark leather expert … born in the Golden Outback of Western Australia.

From the ocean and outback estuaries to style homes, Mermaid Leather produces unique, visually appealing and strong fish and shark leather. Designers throughout Australia have embraced the delicate pattern of fish leather for its soft sensual texture yet robust strength.

Developed in 1989 in the beautiful coastal Golden Outback town of Esperance, Western Australia, two regional anglers saw a need to recycle skins from the fish processing food industry. This eco-friendly philosophy and sustainable outlook is the anchor behind Mermaid’s household run company that prides itself on its special handmade fish leather.

Visitors to Esperance can delight in a relaxed see to our studio enhanced by a multimedia discussion to discover the exciting process of tanning wild captured and farmed Barramundi, Snapper, Groper and Shark. Larger groups require to book ahead of time for a customised tour of the factory for a very little charge.

Our Mermaid Leather studio showcases quality bags, wallets and leather devices made under contract by Australian designers. We also produce a range of affordable fish leather presents and souvenirs in our studio workshop. We welcome all Australian and International wholesale enquiries for our fish and shark leather items, providing exclusivity for select consumers.

About Mermaid Leather

Mermaid Leather’s modest starts were inspired by expert anglers, R.W. Bubb and Andrew MacDermott in 1989 who saw a need to utilise wasted skins from the fish processing industry. Tanning fish skins was unusual at the time. Through substantial research and advancement over a four year period Mermaid Leather lastly achieved a strong, visually appealing and calming to touch quality fish leather that might be used in a range of unique methods.

In 1994 Mermaid Leather became completely commercial by purchasing industrial tanning drums and a plating device for its completing work. Designers throughout Australia embraced this brand-new exciting quality leather while bigger contracts for wholesale leather emerged.

In the last few years demand from the retail sector has actually triggered this household run company to develop a collection of unique wallets and bags. Motivated by the sensational colours of the Golden Outback area of Esperance, Western Australia, they have successfully combined fish and kangaroo leather to develop a modern yet traditional style collection for discerning consumers throughout Australia and overseas.

Mermaid Leather prides itself on being the only commercial tannery in Australia that specialises in quality fish leather. It’s unique, its eco-friendly and embodies the essence of the Golden Outback.

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