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Moldovan company producing unique shoes and accessories from fish leather is looking for distributors in the European Union

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Tanned leather process/ Leather Technology
Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
Manufacture of footwear


A Moldovan company specialized in manufacturing shoes and fashion accessories (bags,wallets, belts, briefcases) from exotic leather and fish skin is interested in identifying distributors of its unique final products in European Union countries.



A dynamic Moldovan start-up is producing unique products from fish skin. The range of products includes shoes, bags, belts, wallets, briefcases and other fashion accessories of various models and colours.
The manufacture of vaious articles from exotic leather is a non-violent process, The recycling of raw materials from fish processing factories is an ecologic concept of waste recycling.
For the manufacture of this kind of products a unique technology of leather tanning is used
Since the technology used is environmentally safe, this skin can be used for sewing products for children and people who are allergic to certain types of mammalian skin. Fish skin can be successfully combined with various types of fabrics, furs and knitwear.
The company is interested in identifying partners in European Union countries for the distribution of their products. The company can manufacture articles according to the models and sizes of the clients. and proposes a wide variety of colours and fish skin. These products could be sold in small specialized stores for luxury and premium class gppds and via the internet.

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Tanning of fish skin in industrial scale is a new technology which has been developped in the last 10 years. Fish skin, made with this technology, after passing many tests both in laboratories and in life, showed itself as a high quality leather. It is 3 times stronger than bovine leather, while it has a thickness of 0.3 mm to 1.2 mm, depending on the type of fish. Indicators of wear resistance of fish leather are several times higher than those of mammalian leather. This is due to its anatomical reticular fiber structure, where the fiber length is several centimeters in contrast to the skin fibers of mammals. A technology has been developed that makes it possible to produce sturgeon to obtain soft skin, while preserving its natural beauty. The uniqueness of this skin is that it is permeated with longitudinal rows of bone bug shields, which are preserved when applying our technology. The development of the "fish" trend in the leather industry has many positive aspects: from the economic point of view it is a more rational use of raw materials already available in large quantities, the creation of jobs in many areas of economic life (tanning, production of clothes and shoes, decoration of interior and furniture, hand made goods); from ecological point of view, this is the rational use of waste from the fish processing industry, The field of use of fish leather is very extensive. Although fish leather is a rare exotic one, it confidently takes its place not only on the podiums and fashion houses, but also in our daily lives. Each skin has its own individual pattern. Due to the variety of textures and colors, fish skin is of great interest for designers of clothing, footwear and accessories. hoes made of this skin are hardwearing, it is water resistant and it "breathes well". Today, fish skin is also an element of interior decoration. Fish leather is used in the manufacture of paintings, wall panels, vases and other decor elements.

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Already on the market

Partner sought

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The company is looking for distributors of its luxury and premium category lleather shoes and fashion accessories. Thisa could be specilized stores, chain stores. Distribution via internet stores is also possible.. Because of the limitted production capacity at this moment, the possible partner is expected to place small orders.

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SME 11-50,SME <10