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Manolo Blahnik Shoes Made from Fish Skins

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 limite...

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