The Tides Have Turned

Tidal Vision Wallets and Cases

What It Is: I’ve been reading a lot about sustainable fishing and along the way, came across this interesting brand, Tidal Vision. In a nutshell, we as Westerners don’t actually use a whole lot of the animals we kill to eat – cow leather is a notable exception although oftentimes it may come from a type of cattle raised just for leather purposes. The same goes for fish.

In order to help sustainable fisheries maximize the value of what they do catch (which is significantly lower than mass fishing companies), innovators like those at Tidal Vision are finding new ways to use their byproducts. One such innovation? Turning salmon skin into leather. Available in a range of different hues, these unique ‘leather’ products are surprisingly sturdy – and quite appealing to look at, with a similar vibe to snakeskin. They’ve applied their salmon leather to a range of applications, including belts, a smartphone wallet, and a range of change purses / wallets. Quirky and eco-friendly? What’s not to love?

Who It’s For: Your fishing-obsessed friend, as a cool birthday gift. Your eco-friendly sibling, as a conversation starter for whenever they’re paying for something. Your fashionista mom, who will love spreading the word amongst her friends.

What It Costs: Prices start at $47 USD.

Where It’s At: The Tidal Vision store.

BONUS ENTRY into yesterday’s Spring Break Survival Kit giveaway – tell me in the comments below, would you rock a piece of salmon leather?

40 Responses to “The Tides Have Turned”
  1. Joan G. says:

    I commend the effort to utilize the skin but I’m not sure I would buy one of the products.

  2. Rachel C. says:

    I think I’d rock a salmon leather wallet!

  3. I think it’s a great idea since the salmon skin is wasted otherwise

  4. intensev5 says:

    I love the wallet – it’s unique

  5. Kim K says:

    They aren’t for me, but I like how they are using the salmon skin to make unique products. My hubby is an avid fisherman and would probably think these are cool.

  6. aketch says:

    Interesting! I wonder what they feel like? What a great idea!

  7. Lauren says:

    Love the idea!

  8. Debra says:

    I think the idea is great, also would like to know what the skin feels like. I think I could go for one of the wallets.

  9. Heather Swanson says:

    not for me

  10. Norma D says:

    I love the smartphone wallet!

  11. tammy ta says:

    This is a different idea-I am sure lots of people would love-it’s not my style though.

  12. Aimee says:

    My husband loves to fish, this would be a great gift for him. I am a subscriber.

  13. Anne Derkat says:

    I would love anything out of salmon leather. What a great idea.

  14. Lindsey says:

    I would! They are gorgeous!

  15. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I wouldn’t but my husband certainly would!!

  16. Caroline says:

    What a great idea to use the entire fish! Yes I absolutely would ROCK a piece of salmon leather! Way to go Tidal Vision Store!

  17. Susan says:

    Yes, I think I would try these wallets. I like the idea of using as much of the animal/fish that has given its life for our needs.

  18. mcmc says:

    Super idea!

  19. Christine Holliday says:

    I think I would, not sure about the quality

  20. Vivian Dionne says:

    I looks interesting, but I’m not sure I would wear this.

  21. cosmicread says:

    I would try for the wallet.

  22. AliKira says:

    I wish it came in different colours… but I like the idea if not the form factor.

  23. Gigi says:

    I wouldn’t want it for me but I’d definitely give it to the men in my life!

  24. cookie3 says:

    The idea is good but I’m not sure I’d like these for me.

  25. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    As a maritimer i ❤ this idea!!

  26. Karen says:

    My husband is a salmon fisherman and he would love these.

  27. beewbedard says:

    I am not really sure if I like it or not – a fisherman might really like it

  28. Alison K says:

    Spring Break Survival bonus entry: I would rock a piece of salmon leather as long as it doesn’t smell fishy 😉

  29. Karen petrychko says:

    My husband could sure rock this look , what with being our families fisherman!

  30. janicour says:

    This is such a great idea. I certainly would rock this!!!

  31. katydidit21 says:

    I know a few men in my life who would rock salmon leather.

  32. diane says:

    No, not for me.

  33. luisa says:

    Great idea! I would rock this!

  34. saraontario says:

    Waste not!
    Yes – I will gift a wallet to my partner.

  35. Victoria Ess says:

    I would totally rock this!

  36. Lisa S says:

    This is a pretty nifty idea but not really my style.

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  1. […] Tidal Vision Salmon Leather Products – From $47 USD A creative application for an otherwise useless end product. I’m so on board it’s not even funny! Plus it’s a cool gift for the fisherman in your life. […]

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