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Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers
Posted By Mark Boyer On May 31, 2012 @ 2:20 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design | 1 Comment
Think wearing leather is inhumane? Then try this on for size: Thailand-based shoe company Rayfish Footwear  actually breeds live bespoke stingrays , harvesting them for their leather to make each pair of custom-designed sneakers. Using a process known as “bio-customization,” the company combines patterns and colors from dozens of ray species, resulting in a transgenic “designer stingray” like no other. Thinking about investing in a pair of custom sneaks? Better save your pennies — pair of Rayfish sneakers starts at a whopping $14,800.
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 Rayfish Footwear: http://www.rayfish.com/
 bespoke stingrays: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669906/mad-scientists-offer-1500-shoes-made-from-genetically-engineered-stingrays
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