After Burberry and other high-end fashion brands, Chanel has agreed to ban fur and exotic skins from its collections, as reported by CNN. The renowned French fashion house announced that it will stop producing garments and accessories made from animal fur and leather skins such as crocodile, lizard and snake. The move comes in to maintain ethical standards and following pressure from animal rights campaigners. The announcement was made on the eve of Chanel’s pre-fall Metiers d’Art fashion show on Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city. Burberry to Stop Burning Unsold Items, Luxury Fashion Brand Bans Fur Too.
A spokesperson for Chanel told CNN that the decision was taken partly because it is not possible to obtain such products which meet the company’s principles. The spokesperson further said, “At Chanel, we are continually reviewing our supply chains to ensure they meet our expectations of integrity and traceability. In this context, it is our experience that it is becoming increasingly difficult to source exotic skins which match our ethical standards.” PETA also shared on their Instagram welcoming the victory after Chanel announced the ban. Kriti Sanon Posing With Giraffe Taxidermy in Controversial Cover Photo Leaves Everyone Angry and No Amount of Explanation Can Do the Damage Control Now.
PETA wrote on their Instagram: “After decades of PETA pressure, Chanel has banned fur and exotic skins from their collections. 2018 is THE YEAR for designers coming out of stone age!” Although Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld insisted the move was made independently.
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In a statement, Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of PETA said, “The champagne corks are popping at PETA, thanks to Chanel’s announcement that it’s kicking fur and exotic skins – including crocodile, lizard and snake skin – to the curb. For decades, PETA has called on the brand to opt for luxury, cruelty-free fashion that no animal had to suffer and die for, and now it’s time for other companies like Luis Vuitton to follow the lead of the iconic double C’s and do the same.” Chanel joins other labels such as ASOS, Puma and Burberry that have already banned fur and exotic skins.