Fiskin story

  

 

Dear customer,

Thank you for choosing our brand.

Fiskin is truly an impressive luxury product where fish leather is in the centre of the concept. At Fiskin we believe that fish leather has a big potential to become one of the most sustainable clothing materials of the future.


Yuliia Fish, creator

 

 

Fiskin now

Yuliia Buhlak is a passionate Ukrainian designer of fish leather accessories. She established Fiskin as a brand in Ukraine in 2021, shortly before the war interrupted her plans. Later on in April 2022 Yuliia had to flee with her 3 y.o. daughter Sonia to Norway, where she decided to start again her business from scratch. Brick by brick, after multiple sleepless nights we managed to launch again Fiskin production. Now we continue our sustainable mission to convert fish skins into truly fascinating and stylish accessories. We hope our business will grow, providing more workplaces for displaced Ukrainian families.

How it started

By education Yuliia is a specialist in fish biology, water bioresourses and sustainable aquaculture. The idea to make accessories from fish leather came to Yuliia when she was on a training for researchers in Iceland. Having studied and worked in science for 10 years, she never thought that she would start working in leather and fashion. But in fish leather, she found a material that was not only environmentally friendly but also visually appealing and with a fascinating texture.

Initially, she tried to find experts who could make products for her but, despite numerous inquiries, Yuliia could not find a manufacturer. Fish leather is much harder to work with than more traditional leathers, as it is a very unique material that requires different techniques. So, Yuliia decided to make it herself.

After thousands of hours of practicing and mastering fish leather products, Fiskin has found a place in the hearts of our clients and continues to grow in popularity.

Fiskin story was featured on the Norwegian Government Portal, in multiple magazines in Ukraine, Norway and Scotland.

You can continue to follow our amazing story on our social media. We will be so happy to see you there ♡