The prisitne hides retrieved from the shipwreck ruins, known as ‘Russia leather’, were the result of months of hard work and three processes: tanning, oiling and dyeing. Photo: Courtesy of Winterthur Museum

‘Russia leather’ is coveted by luxury brands like Moynat and Hermès

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The prisitne hides retrieved from the shipwreck ruins, known as ‘Russia leather’, were the result of months of hard work and three processes: tanning, oiling and dyeing. Photo: Courtesy of Winterthur Museum
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Jeena Sharma

Jeena Sharma

Jeena Sharma is an international fashion and culture journalist. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, New York Observer, Pacific Standard, Vice, Dazed, and Interview Magazine amongst others.