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Address: 6 Woods St, Esperance, Western Australia 6450, Australia
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+61 8 9071 5248
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Very interesting and friendly place. The fish leather is beautiful (especially the glazed skins). We watched a video about how the leather is made and then we had a nice... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2016
William B
via mobile
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Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and friendly place. The fish leather is beautiful (especially the glazed skins). We watched a video about how the leather is made and then we had a nice presentation from the owner about the use of fish scales. The products are beautifully made, and often seem to be combined with cow leather. The colours of the fish leather... More 

Thank William B
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We called in to check out the story they are making leather from discarded fish skin. Wow what an amazing enterprise. Not only are they producing a great range of quality unique leather goods, they are taking the concept of recycling to a whole new level. If you are in Australia's true southwest don't miss out on an opportunity to... More 

Thank viktoriak369
Esperance, Australia
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15 reviews
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I just thought that Mermaid leather sold leather only but I was so surprised at all of the jewellery they sold as well, kids stuff to keep the little ones happy and I noticed that they had an area to sit and watch a presentation (all about leather I suppose but haven't checked) and the service there was very appreciative... More 

Thank Darren D
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fascinating new experience to see how this product came about and is usef. Well worth to time. Free to visit. Products for sale.

Thank Pam T
Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited this fish skin tanning factory and the time spent there was certainly not wasted. The process of tanning fish skins, otherwise wasted, was fascinating. The story unfolded mostly on video but as the business is small it was the better way. David gave more information and answered any and all questions. His knowledge and enthusiasm was inspiring and... More 

Thank Anne M
Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Very impressed with what's happening here, the products they are producing are amazing. My wife loved the purses and wallets, she was very impressed with the stingray handbags and clutch bags. The products they sell have great valve and are worth buying. And yes we did buy

Thank Happy2wanderers
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Friendly staff who can thoroughly explain the process of turning this "waste" product into luxurious items. Well worth a visit as one of only a few places in the world that tan fish skins.

Thank Amanda K
Emerald Beach, Australia
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142 reviews
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Another great cottage industry in Esperance. The video is very informative and the owner is happy to answer any and all questions. The end product is of very high quality and provides a good use of an otherwise "waste" product.

Thank OzGlobalWanderers
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67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Just visited. Well worth a visit. The owner out a video in for us to show the procedure to tan the fish skins into leather. There is a shop where you can buy the products. I could have spent a fortune as the products are just beautiful. Some people are very smart with the ideas they come up with. Full... More 

Thank Jennifer E
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Never heard of this product was very interesting to see the info video and talk to the owner He was very informative and knowledgeable about his unique product.

Thank Dino B

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