Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Economy Of Scale

If A Fish Is High Fashion, Is That Like Fission?

The fashion market has a new addition, a bikini made from the skin of the tilapia fish. A Thai designer has thought of a new way to use the skin of a fish that is usually thrown away, by making it into a bikini. The tilapia fish is often eaten by street vendors, but the skin is durable and waterproof, making it a perfect material for handbags, wallets and bikinis. To view footage of the bikinis being modelled, or to see the other products made from the fish skin, go to Reuters.

FOOTNOTE: Just don't wear it with tartar sauce.

11 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

It not only makes sense, it looks good too.

Wendy said...

They could market it as "pre-swam" bikinis, similar to "pre-washed" jeans. They really make a lovely leathery swimsuit.

Cuckoo said...

Yeah, I saw it too in the news. But my reason to comment here is the footnote. :-)

Classic...

david mcmahon said...

Hi Whimsy,

Just don't stand on the scales (!!!)

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Wendy,

That's very clever. I wish I'd thought of that ....

It'd be like a wish called fonder ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cuckoo,

I'm glad you had a chuckle at that!

Keep smiling

David

kim said...

You're so punny! Love it.

lime said...

so you'd say the designer of the fish bikini is scaling back to minmal coverage?

Brian in Oxford said...

And it won't attract flies?

Helena said...

Tilapia is yummy. We had it for dinner last night. I baked it foil in the oven with oilve oil, lemon and capers, and served it with baked cabbage & onion with a white sauce. Slurp.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

So THAT's where the fish smell comes from.