An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters

Leather shoes made from food waste – chicken feet – offer fashion lovers ethical alternative to reptile skin shoes

  • Indonesian entrepreneur Nurman Farieka Ramdhany looked for an alternative to snakeskin and crocodile leather, and hit upon chicken feet
  • His company, Hirka, turns restaurants’ leftover chicken feet into handmade leather shoes. ‘The waste is a lot ... we get more value from it,’ he says

Topic |   Fashion
An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian entrepreneur, Nurman Farieka Ramdhany, is making leather shoes out of leftover chicken feet, giving fashion lovers a sustainable alternative to snakeskin and crocodile-skin shoes. Photo: Reuters
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