29 Jul '15, 3pm

Jane Birkin wants her name off Hermes’ iconic crocodile bag:

Style icon Jane Birkin wants her name taken off crocodile-skin versions of the Hermes handbags she inspired. The Birkin bag has attracted an unlikely critic. Style icon Jane Birkin, who inspired Hermes (HESAF ) to make one of the world's most exclusive handbag ranges, now wants her name taken off a crocodile-skin model. The British actress is troubled by "cruel practices" used to kill the reptiles and make the coveted totes. She wants the French luxury fashion house to remove her name from the Birkin Croco "until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place." Last month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released footage of crocodiles and alligators being killed at two farms in the U.S. and Africa. It said the animals were "crudely hacked" in crowded and fetid conditions, and the skins were used to make Hermes bags and watch bands. The co...

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