29 Jul '15, 9am

Hermes Probes Crocodile Treatment After Birkin Voices Concern - Bloomberg

Hermes Probes Crocodile Treatment After Birkin Voices Concern - Bloomberg

Actress Jane Birkin demanded that Hermes International SCA stop using her name on its bestselling bag after objecting to the way some crocodiles are skinned in the making of the world’s most-expensive tote. The 68-year-old asked that the bag be renamed until better practices replace the “cruel” methods that have been used at some slaughter facilities, she said in a statement released on the website of animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Hermes said it will penalize any breach of its animal welfare code. The demand risks upsetting a collaboration that started in the 1980s and had led to a bag that’s among the biggest fashion status symbols. Birkins cost from about $9,400 for an entry model to $68,000 for a new 40-centimeter version, and have a years-long waiting list. The bag’s list of celebrity owners includes Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lope...

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reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 7pm

PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling...

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reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 10pm

PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling...

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reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 7pm

PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling...

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foxnews.com 29 Jul '15, 1pm

British actress Jane Birkin poses during a photocall at the 66th Venice Film Festival September 7, 2009. (Reuters) British...

Jane Birkin orders Hermes to rename 'Birkin bag'

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telegraph.co.uk 28 Jul '15, 7pm

In a statement issued on Tuesday evening Birkin said, "Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles du...

Jane Birkin to Hermes: Take my name off croc handbag - CBS News

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cbsnews.com 29 Jul '15, 2pm

Last Updated Jul 29, 2015 10:41 AM EDT British actress and singer Jane Birkin is calling on French retailer Hermes to take...

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abcnews.go.com 29 Jul '15, 11am

British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag,...

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inc.com 29 Jul '15, 3pm

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huffingtonpost.com 28 Jul '15, 11pm

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