×
244
Fashion Jobs
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Hiring For Sales Officer : Reliance Retail - Ajio Business
Permanent · HALDWANI
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Hiring For Sales Officer : Reliance Retail - Ajio Business
Permanent · Aligarh
SREEDHARA TEXTILES PRIVATE LIMITED
Deputy Manager - Fabric
Permanent · COIMBATORE
PANACEA VENCER
we Have Opening For Accounts Manager & Finance Manger For Garments
Permanent · COIMBATORE
JOBZ DADDY
Category Head For Home Decor of The Top Most Designer of India
Permanent · GURUGRAM
SMART SOURCE
Manager Market Place - Leading Fashion Retail - Bangalore
Permanent · Bengaluru
NCDI PLACEMENT CONSULTANCY
Accounts Executive For Retail Industry
Permanent · Lucknow
NCDI PLACEMENT CONSULTANCY
Customer Relationship Managere For Retail Industry
Permanent · LUCKNOW
PRIME PLACEMENT AND MANPOWER SERVICES
International Sales Executive - Female - Khokhra - Ahmedabad
Permanent · Ahmedabad
MIRRAW.COM
Production Manager | Mirraw
Permanent · MUMBAI
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Senior Executive - Accounts - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Area Manager-Projects Execution (Telangana &Amp; Andra Pradesh)-Hyderabad
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Brand Financial Manager - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Brand Training Manager, Planet Fashion - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
HECTOR AND STREAK CONSULTING PVT LTD
Assistant Manager Production - Textile,Fabrics,Plastic,
Permanent · NASHIK
HECTOR AND STREAK CONSULTING PVT LTD
Manager Accounts - For a Manufacturing Company in Mumbai
Permanent · Mumbai
GENIUS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Warehouse Manager in a Leading Garments Manufacturing Company
Permanent · Kolkata
GENIUS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Digital Marketing Executive@ Hiring is Going on
Permanent · Kolkata
SUPER FASHION
HR Manager / sr. HR Manager (For Garments Industry)
Permanent · Faridabad
SUPER FASHION
General Manager Production / Production Manager (Knits Garments)
Permanent · Faridabad
CAREERPLUS PLACEMENTS PRIVATE LIMITED
Opening-Head Production - Leather Bag @Chennai
Permanent · Chennai
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Cluster Merchant
Permanent · COIMBATORE

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny little salmon skin bikini?

By
Reuters
Published
today May 22, 2008
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

By Sophie Taylor

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Salmon is one of Scotland's most feted foods, but who knew those scaly skins could be so useful and attractive on anything other than fish?

Chilean fashion designer Claudia Escobar, that's who.

Not only did she see a source of cheap raw material in the masses of salmon skin discarded worldwide every year, she has managed to make it into a line of luxury clothing.

Her Lycra-trimmed, ultra-mini salmon-skin bikini, which she describes as durable and elastic, sells for about 250 pounds and a pair of trousers fetches around 750 pounds. Workers receive half the sale value and there is almost no overhead, she said.

"Many people who lived near rivers and oceans have used fish throughout history. It's not my original idea," she said, speaking in Edinburgh's port area. "It's amazing, it's a used product and you transform it into a product with added value."

Escobar, who came to Scotland four years ago, said she sees fashion as a tool to help women overcome poverty by taking traditional, local materials and moulding them into high-priced luxury items. She said tanned fish skins have long been used in Russia and Japan, where they were used to bind sword handles.

She has worked with Mapuche Indians in South America and women in Senegal where she sent them a technique for using fish skins based on their own method of treating goat skins.

As well as a source for helping the poor, making money and giving life to her creative talents, the 37-year old Escobar also has fish to thank for her love life. She met her boyfriend at an aquarium while doing research.

Edinburgh-based Escobar now plans to launch another line based on local materials and has just returned from a trip to pick up wool shed by sheep in the Scottish islands. She is already recruiting people with knowledge of traditional knitting technique.

"As a designer, I don't really need anything but my hands and a sewing machine."

(Editing by Paul Casciato)

© Thomson Reuters 2020 All rights reserved.