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Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Removed from the Bestselling Hermès Bag

Almost everyone is a fan of the Hermès Birkin bag—except Jane Birkin. The British star recently asked the luxury label to remove her name from their iconic bag after reports surfaced that the house was using crocodile skin that was inhumanely harvested to create the handbags.

"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 de-baptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place," Birkin said in a statement.

This comes after Peta released undercover images and video (warning: extremely graphic) of allegedly Hermès-sourced crocodile farms mistreating animals by stabbing still-conscious reptiles, shooting them, and hanging them in a “bleed rack” when they are still moving.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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