Tômtex- a company owned by a Vietnamese turns seafood shells and coffee grounds into garment leather

Tômtex, a flexible bio-material created by Vietnamese designer Uyen Tran from seafood waste, is a substitute to leather that can be embossed with a variety of designs. The word “Tôm” in its name, which in Vietnamese means “shrimp,” alludes to the leftover food that is combined with coffee grounds to make the textile.

In November, Tiktok Shop’s revenue almost reached Lazada’s and was four times greater than Tiki’s. Shopee is far ahead of its competitors.

Tiktok shop is emerging as a formidable force, that poses a threat to the major players in e-commerce in Vietnam after attracting a large number of sellers and generating a huge revenue within a short time after it entered the market. This is thanks to its clever strategies leveraging the benefits from the video sharing platform it has successfully developed.