[slideshow]Albarello Federico, an expert exotic leather craftsman in Milan, prides his company (the brand is his name!) as one with the best treatment and innovation in its leather processing. Well known in the world of high fashion, his exposure to this trade started in his much younger days when his family processed fur skins. He does not actually make the finished product but when skins arrive in his factory, they will hand stitch pieces of skin especially for the smaller pieces together into panels of ~90 cm x ~60 cm. Designers of high end fashion will buy up rolls and rolls of these panels of snake, crocodile, ostrich, even FISH like TILAPIAS???!! from him. That is his market.
So what did he think of FROG SKIN? More room for improvement on the cut. Frog belly skin is the way to go. Price is still the key in decision making for suppliers. The list goes on. He was curious to know how this frog crust was made and how on earth did i managed to glue it onto my phone. Hahah..He knows its way too amateur!
He then showed me a sample of a small piece of finished skin. I’ll challenge you to make a guess which animal this skin came from?
I’m still trying to stitch into his mind that perhaps Lade Gaga would be interested in a Frog Skin Assemblage.. And according to D, we can call her Lady Gwa gwa.;)
Do look out for the updates end of this month (after Albarello’s visit to his tannery in Indonesia) if the polished finished frog skin would have enough potential to make a global impact!