Katrín Káradóttir is the Programme Director in Fashion Design at the Department of Design and Architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts. Katrín studied tailoring in Reykjavik and fashion design in Paris.
The Project Start
State of the art in FISHSkin:
conference & network event in Iceland
Virtual Network Event
Traditional fish skin craft, printing & dying: network event in Japan
Meet the Fish: Kick-off network event in Eilat, Israel
Focus group meeting on fish skin in the fashion industry in San Miniato, Italy
Tanning best practice + Material based design
Presenting project results to the industry
The Project End
Who we are
Fish Skin is a byproduct of the marinculture industry. Often, this skin goes unused and is dumped back into the ocean. Research indicates as much as 40% of fish mass is wasted. This is raw material that is being discarded without ever being used. With changing consumer tastes, circular economic practices, and ethical and sustainable sourcing, fish skin is a strong candidate to become an industry-shifting material.
We, at FishSkin, want to change how the fashion industry handles sustainability. Through our innovative methods and research, we are finding the best, most efficient ways to bring sustainability to fashion and transform it into a cleaner and more circular sector.
Incorporating partner institutions and researchers from around the world, our project will create a new category of raw material – fish leather. Using our state-of-the-art technology, we believe our goal is attainable and will have lasting, positive effects on the fashion industry and the overall health of our planet.
We ensure the quality of our research in the design, methodology, and analysis. we honestly and transparently report our results. We reject methods that mistreat animals and we are transparent in our farming and processing methods.
Our innovative project was rated a 98.6/100 score by the Horizon 2020 programme, the highest score of any project that year.
Please follow our progress here and on our social platforms.
What we stand for
Research will be held in compliance with the following fundamental principles:
Honesty in developing, undertaking, reviewing, reporting & communicating research in a fair and unbiased way.
Respect for colleagues, research participants, society, ecosystem, cultural heritage and the environment
Accountability for the research from idea to publication; for its management and organization, for training, supervision and mentoring, and for its wider impacts