Producing Eco-Friendly Leather From Discarded Fish-Skins

Last Funded May 2022


raised from 96 investors
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🐟 The first commercial scale eco-friendly fish tanning facility in the USA
💪 No known competitors in North America in $500B industry
⚙️ Our company is in a production ready stage
🔱 Proprietary eco-friendly process to convert fish-skins into high-valued leather

Our Team

Our solution reduces the need for killing endangered species to be used in leather goods production. There is an abundant ongoing supply of fish skin generated from aquaculture. We own proprietary process. The U.S. and Mexico leather imports about $1.3B per year. Consumers worldwide are ready for an environmentally friendly exotic leather.

Our plan

The company plans to launch its first commercial scale eco-friendly aquatic leather tannery in California, United States. We see a need to produce environmentally conscious leather using fish-skins derived from aquafarming, to provide various industries with a superior alternative to existing leather options.

  • Our company is in a production ready stage
  • Our tanning process is fully developed and tested
  • Currently, there is no known competition in North America
  • There is an abundant ongoing supply of fish skin generated from aquaculture operations
  • The U.S. and Mexico leather imports is about $1.3B per year combined


Aquaborne promotes sustainable upcycling by transforming discarded fish skins derived from aquaculture into exotic leather. Our product will offer an alternative solution to traditional leather with more superior properties, that won’t harm the fragile ecosystems. In fact, our product will reduce the need for killing endangered species to be used in leather goods production. 

Just like our ancestors who honored the entire animal, we at Aquaborne wish to continue the practice of valuing every part of the nature given resource, also known as nose-to-tail.

The Story of Aquaborne

The story of Aquaborne (meaning "derived from water") was inspired by the time when humans and animals once coexisted in harmony. Our ancestors used the gifts of nature by utilizing every part of an animal or fish in their lives. Nothing was wasted because the entire animal was used. At the same time nature managed to replenish its resources and men had the opportunity to enjoy them without disturbing the delicate balance.

With the development of industrialization and global trade, people increasingly began to neglect their intimate relationships with the world of flora and fauna. Responding to the frivolous demands of fashion, the black market and consumer interests on a mass scale, often only the parts that brought most value were used from the slaughtered animal (elephant tasks, shark fins, alligator skins, sturgeon caviar, etc.) The Earth’s natural balance became compromised and ecosystems endangered.


Aquatic leather offers many advantages over traditional leather of sheep, cow, or pig skins. The products made from fish skin are much superior than those from most mammals due to structural properties of its fibers. It is in many times stronger than animal hides of the same structural thickness and can withstand enormous pressure. The unique patterns and rich color schemes make the skin of fish a desirable material. Fish skin is soft to touch, elastic, waterproof and durable.  These types of leather properties are in high demand in the world market.

    Product potential 

    The aquatic leather applicable in many industries and such as fashion, interior décor, automotive and marine, just to name a few. Most of the famous and luxury brands are all sourcing exotic materials for their collections and fashion shows.

    Consumers worldwide are ready for an environmentally friendly exotic leather alternative. We understand that a leather producing industry needs to respond to the evolving market that demands its products to be sustainable and eco-friendly.


    Disclaimer: These projections cannot be guaranteed.

    Aquaborne offers an opportunity to generate annual distribution income by investing in our business model to sell aquatic leather worldwide.

    Lab Tested 

    On Aug, 21, 2020 the company received lab analysis results from the University of Cincinnati Leather Research Laboratory (report # 28843R1) which confirmed the absence of any trace of Chromium 6 and other heavy metals in our sturgeon leather.