Kenya government launched the new criteria in which they primarily focus on the jobs for women. On the beaches of the lakeside city of Kisumu in Kenya basically, a new industry is growing.
They will now use the waste material and produce new and desirable products. This proper process starts with scaling the fish skins that will ultimately be made into leather shoes, wallets or belts.
Eighty women have been working in this industry, and they are well experts at this task.
According to 38-year-old fish skin seller “Celine Adhiambo,” “We usually collect this fish skin and sell it to those who make leather shoes, belts, handbags, and any other leather material. I have been doing this work for the past 20 years, and it has been very beneficial to me as I am able to protect my children and also can pay their school fees.”
Furthermore, she added, “This work is more beneficial for women, but men face difficulties while doing this kind of work because seating continuously from 8 am to 4 pm. It is very easy for the women, which is why it is more beneficial for the women.”
Once the skin gets ready, the skins are bought by businessman Newton Owino who stained an opportunity in the market due to the high demand for leather from non-traditional sources.
After collecting the skin from this market, Owino exports his products to foreign markets, including Canada, the United States, Denmark, South Africa, and Ethiopia.
Fish Leather Care:
The fish leather product needs the same care as any other leather product. If you want to clean fish-leather products, you will need mild soap and water or use a soft washing brush. Use a polishing cloth and silver and gold settings.
People need to avoid swimming with jewellery or prolonged saturation in water, and if they wash it with their hands, it is also acceptable. Bracelets with copper cores are adjustable; squeeze and shape for a comfortable fit on your wrist.