January 11, 1990 |
An exotic new industry here--producing wallets, purses, checkbook covers, watchbands and belts--has been spun off from the yuppie generation's dislike of skin and bones in canned salmon. The products are made from salmon and halibut skins. "Packers began canning some of their salmon without skins and bones four years ago to try to tap a younger market. They ran into a problem right off the bat: what to do with the skins," Jerry Garner, 42, president of Alaskins Leather Co., explained.