Puro Chile Goes Green And Launches Salmon Leather in U.S.

April 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Puro Chile, the destination for native and contemporary fashion, design, food and wine, launches an exclusive collection of salmon leather furniture and accessories in the United States, setting the stage for a new chapter in environmental stewardship.

In keeping with Chile's commitment to green, salmon leather is a revolutionary fabric that converts a disposable product into a luxury item. A by-product of the country's fishing industry, salmon leather is created from skins that are typically discarded during fish packaging. After it has been dried, tanned, and dyed, salmon leather takes on the characteristics of python without the high price point. Puro Chile offers ottomans and lounge chairs covered in the new, versatile, and environment friendly fabric as well as stylish bottle carriers and fashion accessories. Prices range from $45 to $2,500. Individual pieces of salmon leather in an array of hues are also available in approximately 20x40" segments.

Additionally, Puro Chile introduces the Pomaire clay collection, a tabletop collection that offers energy efficiency. The clay cookware promotes consistent heating, while the cocktail cups and pitchers ensure that beverages stay cool longer, reducing the need for ice. Traditionally creative use of eco-friendly materials can also be seen in an array of products made from mimbre (sustainable wicker) including baskets, stools, lampshades, and magazine racks. Tabletop items are available for $18-$64, while wicker products begin at $24.

Puro Chile is a destination store that pays tribute to its namesake source country by offering exclusive wines, undiscovered foods, and accessories. The lifestyle environment transports visitors to a slice of South America in Manhattan. Puro Chile is open daily from 12 noon-6pm. The store is in close proximity to 6, N, R, W & Q subway train stops.