The world's first beyond sustainable leather.

We create authentic leather and leave the world better for it.

We do this by harnessing invasive species.

Our promise

Our leathers made from invasive species are helping to solve an environmental crisis and protecting biodiversity. For the first time, products can be more than just "less bad". Each hide saves up to 70,000 native reef fish and actively heal our planet.

We believe doing good only works if you do it well. That’s why creating the best-in-class leather is our North Star. We run extensive 3rd party testing to ensure that your lionfish leather is as robust as it is beautiful. A full test report PDF will be available soon.

We know the path to go beyond sustainable can be a difficult one – and our job is to make that as easy as possible. We are there for our brand partners every step of the way from custom color development to marketing support.

Beyond sustainable

Our leathers made from invasive species are helping to solve an environmental crisis and protecting biodiversity. For the first time, a product goes beyond just being less bad and is actively beneficial for the environment.

High performance

We believe doing good only works if you do it well. That’s why creating the best-in-class leather is our North Star. We run extensive 3rd party testing to ensure that your lionfish leather is as robust as it is beautiful. A full test report PDF will be available soon.

Reliable partners

We know the path to go beyond sustainable can be a difficult one – and our job is to make that as easy as possible. We are there for our brand partners every step of the way from custom color development to marketing consulting

A rising threat

As a result of human error in the late 1980s, a handful of lionfish slipped undetected into Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida.

Fast forward 37 years and the invasive lionfish has completely taken over the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Brazil to Barcelona. They’ve infested the entire Mediterranean. And everywhere they appear, they destroy coral reefs and entire oceanic food chains.

Why should we care?

Invasive Lionfish destroy biodiversity, leaving scary repercussions for the future of wildlife and humanity.

On average, a single invasive lionfish residing on a coral reef kills 79% of baby native reef fish within 5 weeks and destroys entire food chains.

Invasive lionfish eat everything in their surrounding ecosystem – preying on more than 70 marine fish and invertebrate species.

Coral reefs and the algae that grows on them are estimated to provide as much as 70% of the world's oxygen.

As a result of human error in the late 1980s, a handful of lionfish slipped undetected into Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida.

Fast forward 37 years and the invasive lionfish has completely taken over the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Brazil to Barcelona. They’ve infested the entire Mediterranean. And everywhere they appear, they destroy coral reefs and entire oceanic food chains.

Why should we care?

Invasive Lionfish destroy biodiversity, leaving scary repercussions for the future of wildlife and humanity.

On average, a single invasive lionfish residing on a coral reef kills 79% of baby native reef fish within 5 weeks and destroys entire food chains.

Invasive lionfish eat everything in their surrounding ecosystem – preying on more than 70 marine fish and invertebrate species.

Coral reefs and the algae that grows on them are estimated to provide as much as 70% of the world's oxygen.

Our regenerative journey

“Sustainability” has become an overused word that many of us feel we can no longer trust. We hate it and we know you do too. That’s why we make leather that is beyond sustainable. It is regenerative.

We have a long road ahead of us to make this leather as environmentally regenerative as possible. We promise to be open and direct about where we are today and where we want to be.

Industry Standard
Sustainable
Regenerative

Optimized wastewater consumption

Optimized energy consumption

Optimized chemical consumption

Optimize material inputs

Product partners

P448 is an Italian footwear brand specialized in design innovation and experimentation. For three seasons in a row, P448 has been committed to launching greener collections. Our partnership with P448 marks the brand’s first splash into beyond sustainable leather.

Teton Leather Company

Teton Leather Company is a custom leather manufacturer specialized in high-end exotic goods. Our partnership with Teton Leather Co has marked the brand’s innovation and exploration into creating eco-positive art. Teton has launched various products using INVERSA Leather, including wallets, clutches, watch straps and more.

INVERSA Lionfish is an entirely new exotic leather experience, blending luxury and sustainability.

What People Are Saying

"Turning out to be a fashionable (and regenerative) godsend of a material"

-Women's Wear Daily

"It’s sustainable – and it’s made from invasive species to boot"

-The Guardian

"Inversa makes beautiful products from the hides of lionfish, which are destroying ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean"

-Fast Company

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