I bought this clutch the other day (have not received yet) and saw that it is made from tilapia leather. I know about sharkskin and stingray, but how does "tilapia" relate to the word "leather"? Hhhmmmm...Well, it turns out that companies are starting to use fish skins as a more renewable source of leather. Durability and finish vary. Personally, I kinda like the rougher surfaces that show the scale pockets--they look like snake. For more information: http://thefishleather.co