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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

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Think wearing leather is inhumane? Then try this on for size: Thailand-based shoe company Rayfish Footwear [2] actually breeds live bespoke stingrays [3], 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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[2] Rayfish Footwear: http://www.rayfish.com/

[3] bespoke stingrays: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669906/mad-scientists-offer-1500-shoes-made-from-genetically-engineered-stingrays

[4] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/grow-your-own-genetically-engineered-stingray-leather-sneakers/

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