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Shenkar college - Dr. tal Goldarth

Shenkar's FISHSkin researcher Dr. Tal Goldrath took part in the COP27 - 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Held in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Tal was representing Shenkar college as part of the Israel's council for Higher Education delegation.

Tal took part in discussions and events concerning water and energy, and discussed current and future challenges with delegates and representatives from academia, regulation and industry from around the world.

In her work in Shenkar, Tal is fully engaged in research and activities promoting GHG emissions reduction and adaptation to climate change.


IIT - Italian Institute of Technology - Marta Fadda

Marta Fadda, a FISHSkin researcher from IIT, shared her research ‘Natural based coating for water resistant fish leather’* at the Materials Science and Engineering Congress MSE 2022 in Germany.

Marta showed a bio-based sustainable and waterproof coating for the fish leather, avoiding the usage of petroleum-based materials, and highly respecting the circular economy concept and practicum.

The measurement of the dynamic contact angle revealed excellent water resistance, without changing the leather’s natural breathability and flexibility.

Yes, fish skin is not naturally waterproof, or as we call it - The fish skin paradox.

*Research by Marta Fadda, Arkadiusz Zych, Riccardo Carzino, Athanassia Athanassiou, Giovanni Perotto.


Shenkar college - Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon;

University of the Arts London - Elisa Palomino Perez, Ana Cordoba Crespo

The paper "Making fish skin garments: developing digital tools for the fashion industry based on Ainu Indigious People's tradition", written by FISHSkin researchers Elisa Palomino Perez, Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon and Ana Cordoba Crespo, was presented at the 2021 Responsible Fashion Series - Breaking the Mould conference at the University of Antwerp.

The research takes inspiration from traditional Ainu practices and explores the use of advanced digital tools to help integrate fish skins in contemporary fashion. The various digital tools are used to help ensure zero-waste designs, and enable the integration of different irregular unique shapes into one garment design.

Parallel to presenting the use of the digital tools, the researchers presented a replica of an Ainu fish skin robe, combining traditional Japanese Katazome Indigo dyes.

Robe assembly: Vanna Bellini. Katasome art: Takayuki Ishii.

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