Chanel to stop using fur and leather from exotic animals (Photo by Marie-Paola Bertrand-Hillion/ABACAPRESS.COM.)
A top manager with Chanel says the French label will stop using fur and leather from exotic animals.
Bruno Pavlovsky, president of global fashion at Chanel, told the German business newspaper Handelsblatt that going forward the label intended to only process hides from animals already used in food production.
“There is a problem of supply and that was not Chanel’s business anyway,” Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion and president of Chanel SAS, commented. “We did it because it’s in the air, but it’s not an air people imposed to us. It’s a free choice.” pic.twitter.com/qApDtMuLJU— Helena هيلينا (@Helenaoun) December 4, 2018
The use of hides of exotic animals including crocodiles, lizards, snakes and stingrays is to be discontinued, as it is increasingly hard to document where they came from.
Clients were increasingly interested in ethical production standards and knowing the origin of materials and what conditions animals are kept in, Pavlovsky added.
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