29 November 2013

Luxury Bags Made With Poisonous Toad Skins

The species of poisonous cane toad is invasive in Australia, affecting the country’s ecosystems by destroying several local species.

KOBJA accessories is a line of toad-skin products created by Monika Jarosz, as a way of selective elimination of these toads. She works with complete toad skins, which are tanned and transformed by taxidermists in a complex 14-stage process.

The products include bracelets, belts, purses and tote bags in a variety of colors. What do you think—vile or fashionable?

[via PSFK and KOBJA ]