Jane Birkin’s name will attached to the Hermès bag.
Jane Birkin no longer wants her name removed from the Hermès bags named after her. Birkin is now reportedly satisfied with the conditions the reptiles, whose skins are used for Hermès products including the Birkin bag, are reared in.
Jane Birkin photographed in London in 2009.
Hermes’ Birkin bag has been a style staple for fashionistas since its introduction in the early 1980s.
Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked fashion house Hermès to remove her name from the iconic bag she inspired, after an investigation by Peta alleged that crocodiles were harmed during the making of the accessory.
Jane Birkin wants her name removed from the famous Hermès bags.
“Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermès handbags carrying my name ... I have asked Hermès to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place,” Birkin said in a statement.
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How many people can say that they have the most coveted Hermes bag in the world named after them? Jane Birkin became a symbol of the Swinging Sixties and after accidentally spilling the contents of her straw bag next to Hermes CEO Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight from Paris to London, she also became his muse for a new design. The Birkin bag is now brandished by the most famous and most wealthy, although Birkin herself no longer uses her since developing tendonitis. With a wardrobe full of mini dresses and Mary Janes, Jane Birkin was the original boho babe, paving the way for Rachel Zoe and her hoard of hippies.
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