29 Jul '15, 7pm

Hermès Is Renaming One of Its Most Famous Bags (But That's Not Even the Worst Part)

It's the signature bag of luxury. One of French luxury house Hermès' signature accessories, the Birkin Bag isn't just prohibitively expensive, it's extremely difficult to score —despite the price tag— due to ceaseless high demand. But the bag's namesake, 1960's singer/fashion icon Jane Birkin, has asked Hermès to drop her name from the bag after discovering how crocodile skin (the material used in the Birkin Croco bag ) is harvested. In a statement released to AFP , Birkin said: "Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermes handbags carrying my name... I have asked Hermes to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place." While this may seem like some petty PETA-rabble rousing at first, Birkin is justified in her decision to remove her name from the Birkin C...

Full article: http://www.complex.com/style/2015/07/jane-birkin-remove-n...

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