Manolo Blahnik Shoes Made from Fish Skins


Luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik’s new spring sandals are made from waste tilapia skins and other natural materials. Photo: Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik, the luxury shoemaker popularized by “Sex and the City,” will release its first collection of eco-friendly shoes next spring.

The new collection includes two styles of sandals made entirely of waste tilapia skins, as well as cork and fibers from Raffia palm trees, Women’s Wear Daily reports.

Designer Marcia Patmos worked with Manolo Blahnik to create the two sandals: an open-toed flat and a strappy high heel.

“I love the idea of tilapia skin because it is a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise be discarded, but it’s actually a beautiful material perfect for small leather goods,” Patmos told Women’s Wear Daily. “I love bringing the idea of sustainability into the luxury market — it doesn’t have to be limited to T-shirts and grocery bags.”

Available in electric blue, black, nude and yellow, the sandals will be sold for $895 at Manolo Blahnik stores.

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