29 Jul '15, 6am

Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from the famed Birkin bag.

"Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name … I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag," she said. PETA notes that this comes in the wake of an investigation into alligator slaughter practices at the farms that supply the luxury label.

Full article: http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/a29538/jane-birkin-herme...

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