BSAMPLY is thrilled to introduce ICTYOS leather company to you on its platform. ICTYOS is an innovative ecological tannery that produces high-quality marine leathers in an ethical approach, using fish skins from the food industry and initially destined for destruction. At BSAMPLY we believe in innovation and strive to create a strong community on our platform that supports sustainability and innovation.
By connecting with our suppliers on BSAMPLY, you will get access to luxurious and unique materials that can make your brand stand out compare to others. If you are looking for a unique leather material for your products look at ICTYOS collections and you will find amazing materials for bags and accessories with a durable and unique texture. ICTYOS is the first tannery to be created in more than 40 years in France. After Italy, France is the second biggest producer of leather in the world.
WHO IS ICTYOS?
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY
Benjamin Malatrait, Gauthier Lefébure and Emmanuel Fourault met on the benches of chemistry and engineering schools. For the three founders of ICTYOS, the innovative MADE IN LYON tannery, the question of eco-materials and responsible materials is a priority for tomorrow’s luxury. Supporting the ecological evolution of precious leathers, they started 3 years of intense R&D on the production of ethical marine leathers.
Since 2019, they have been organizing a system with the French food industry logistics to transform the skins into genuine leathers with an exotic signature. ICTYOS has set up its own manufacturing process with 100% vegetable tanning. A unique recipe that allows them to obtain a hypoallergenic leather, with a woody smell, which becomes more elegant overtime.
Left to right: Emmanuel (Sales Director), Benjamin (CEO) and Gauthier (Production Director).
In order to guarantee the highest quality of marine hides, ICTYOS tanning processes require a careful selection of the finest fish skins from our French agri-food partners. To control the traceability of supplies, ICTYOS relies on a network of local partners and reduces its carbon footprint thanks to this short circuit. By recovering skins that were initially destined for destruction, ICTYOS does not increase fishing and use smartly the available resources in an upcycling logic. ICTYOS favours vegetable tannins composed of leaves, roots or fruits to minimise the impact on deforestation.
- Recycling of marine skins
- No breeding for skin
- No endangered species
The strap of this watch was made with the “Squama Gradient Icy”, which is available on BSAMPLY.
SOME OF THE MOST RESISTANT AND FINEST LEATHERS IN THE WORLD BECOMING MORE DURABLE OVERTIME
The multi-directional organisation of the marine fibres gives the leather a very high natural resistance. The ICTYOS marine leather tanning process amplifies its solidity thanks to 2,000 parameters set after 3 years of R&D and more than 2,500 tanning optimizations.
ICTYOS marine leathers are the first in the world to meet the multiple technical requirements of watchmakers. Numerous quality tests (light, humidity, dyeing), carried out by French and Swiss watch strap manufacturers, guarantee their resistance.
A FRENCH SAVOIR FAIRE
KNOW-HOW AND TRANSPARENCY AT THE HEART OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF ICTYOS MARINE LEATHERS
ICTYOS marine leathers are developed and produced in our tannery in Lyon. The Squama, high quality scaled salmon leather, the sturgeon leather and the carp leather are tanned in compliance with the European REACH standard guaranteeing the absence of harmful, toxic or polluting elements in our processes.
HIGH QUALITY SCALED SALMON LEATHER
Its tight, perfectly symmetrical grain across the surface makes it easy to use for ornamental work, watchmaking, sheathing and leather goods. It is very durable and can be finished in a variety of ways, from light to perfectly flat to soft.
Squama® is an exceptional leather with unique properties that are unmatched by any other leather. The main characteristics of this leather are its grain, its fineness and its resistance. Squama® also has a suppleness and elasticity that are exceptional.
HIGH PRECISION STURGEON LEATHER
Some people call it the caviar of leathers. It is a rare, unique, and exceptional product. Known by a few experts, sturgeon leather represents a real alternative to conventional exotic leathers. It is the only leather in the world that possesses spicules. It is thicker than the Squama, this leather opens new perspectives of creation in a lot of areas.
Examples of ICTYOS sturgeon leather:
Examples of finished products created from Marine Leather: