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Angie & Penny Make Swimwear and Accessories from Tilapia Skin (UPDATE)

 - Dec 24, 2009
References: angieandpenny & stylelist
As a huge fan of crocodile and python skin (faux, of course), it’s hard to wrap my head around the idea of fish skin or rather, fish skin bikinis and handbags. Thai design label Angie & Penny have created a collection of bikinis, bags, belts and shoes made out of Tilapia skin—and in case you don’t know what that is, it’s a type of fish.

The fish skin bikinis and accessories from Angie & Penny, although a seemingly strange concept, have potential in the fashion world. The fabric is waterproof, breathable and comfortable and according to, it is growing in popularity as an eco-friendly alternative to leather.