Monday, August 03, 2015
French actress, singer and style icon Jane Birkin has asked luxury fashion brand Hermès to rename their famous 'Birkin bag' due to her concerns over cruelty to crocodiles at farms in Zimbawe and Texas that supply the company with leather. Recently, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) released an undercover video that alleges atrocious cruelty to the animals.
Prices for Birkin bags start at £6,700, but can cost as much as £100,000 depending on the type of materials used. I have to say that these prices for something used to carry one's lippy, smart phone and credit cards are obscene.
More: The Independent