Chanel Is Banning Use Of Fur And Exotic Animal Skins From All Its Collections
Chanel has become one of the first luxury brands to put a stop to using exotic animal skins in their collections.
Chanel will no longer be using crocodile and lizard skin, with python skin bags taken down from Chanel’s website as of Tuesday, December 4.
In a brilliant move forward, the high-end brand will also be banning fur from animals such as raccoon dogs, minks and rabbits.
Animal rights campaigners have praised this progress, calling for more companies to follow Chanel’s lead.
Other designers who have committed to not using real fur include Gucci, Burberry, John Galliano, Armani, Coach, Donatella Versace and Michael Kors.
PETA have made the following delighted statement on their website:
There’s nothing trendy about using stolen skins from tormented animals for clothing or accessories. Recent advancements in textiles have made faux fur and vegan leather nearly indistinguishable from animal pelts and skins, far more sustainable, and infinitely customizable, meaning there’s simply no reason to breed and kill animals for fashion.
It’s clear that the time is now for all companies, like Louis Vuitton, to follow Chanel’s lead and move to innovative materials that spare countless animals a miserable life and a violent, painful death.
ALL of these companies (& more) have banned fur!
– Michael Kors
– J. Crew
– Giorgio Armani
– Calvin Klein
– The North Face
– Diane von Furstenberg
– John Galliano
— PETA (@peta) November 24, 2018
Well done Chanel, hopefully this will set a new precedent for other luxury brands!
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