Newton Owino makes business out of turning fish skin into leather in Kisumu

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Newton Owino wears a jacket and a hat made from fish leather. He exports the leather to a number of fashion houses.

Photo credit: Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Fish leather shoes range from Sh2,500 to Sh6,000 depending on their size

Ever heard of fish leather? If you haven’t, Newton Owino, 42, can tell you a lot about it because his firm, Alisam Products Development and Design, manufactures several products made from fish skin and other waste sourced from fish processing firms in Kisumu County.

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