Using fish leather as the brand’s main material, Eben was established in 2013 with the ambition to design fashion accessories in tune with the northern Norwegian culture and made from sustainable materials. “In addition to its beauty, fish leather has an interesting structure and is very durable. It also requires a great amount of effort to make it work from a business point of view, but I believe that almost anything is possible,”says Benonisen. “The fact that I can use an available by-product from the local food industry, which would otherwise be thrown away as rubbish, gives me faith that it is possible to design successful products while also thinking about the environment and our future.”