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Mermaid Leather

6 Woods St, Chadwick WA 6450

(08) 9071 5248


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Australia’s only fish and shark leather expert … born in the Golden Outback of Western Australia.

From the ocean and outback estuaries to style houses, Mermaid Leather produces unique, visually appealing and strong fish and shark leather. Designers throughout Australia have welcomed the delicate pattern of fish leather for its soft sensual texture yet robust strength.

Established in 1989 in the beautiful coastal Golden Outback town of Esperance, Western Australia, two local fishermen saw a requirement to recycle skins from the fish processing food industry. This eco-friendly philosophy and sustainable outlook is the anchor behind Mermaid’s family run business that prides itself on its exclusive handmade fish leather.

Visitors to Esperance can enjoy a relaxed see to our studio boosted by a multimedia presentation to find the amazing procedure of tanning wild caught and farmed Barramundi, Snapper, Groper and Shark. Bigger groups need to book in advance for a personalised trip of the factory for a very little fee.

Our Mermaid Leather studio showcases quality handbags, wallets and leather devices made under contract by Australian designers. We also produce a range of budget friendly fish leather presents and keepsakes in our studio workshop. We invite all Australian and International wholesale enquiries for our fish and shark leather items, offering exclusivity for select clients.

About Mermaid Leather

Mermaid Leather’s humble beginnings were influenced by expert fishermen, R.W. Bubb and Andrew MacDermott in 1989 who saw a requirement to utilise wasted skins from the fish processing industry. Tanning fish skins was unusual at the time. So through extensive research and development over a 4 year period Mermaid Leather lastly achieved a strong, visually appealing and relaxing to touch quality fish leather that could be used in a range of unique methods.

In 1994 Mermaid Leather ended up being fully commercial by buying commercial tanning drums and a plating machine for its completing work. This increased its possible to tanning thousands of fish skins in a single year. Andrew’s brother David signed up with the fish tanning force in 1997 assuming the role of tannery manager. Designers throughout Australia welcomed this new amazing quality leather while bigger contracts for wholesale leather emerged.

Recently need from the retail sector has prompted this family run business to develop a collection of unique wallets and handbags. Motivated by the sensational colours of the Golden Outback area of Esperance, Western Australia, they have successfully integrated fish and kangaroo leather to develop a contemporary yet classic style collection for critical clients throughout Australia and overseas.

Mermaid Leather prides itself on being the only commercial tannery in Australia that specialises in quality fish leather. It’s unique, its eco-friendly and embodies the essence of the Golden Outback.

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