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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:29 AM

Chanel Becomes the Latest in Luxury Fashion to Ban Fur and Exotic Animal Skins

Source: Time/CNN

Chanel Becomes the Latest in Luxury Fashion to Ban Fur and Exotic Animal Skins



Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France. Stephane Cardinale - Corbis—Corbis/Getty Images


By SUYIN HAYNES 2:09 AM EST
Luxury French fashion brand Chanel has announced that fur and exotic skins will no longer be used in their collections, making it the latest high-end label to shun animal pelts in its designs.

Joining other fashion houses such as Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors, Chanel will no longer use animal fur or skins such as crocodile, lizard, snake and stingray in the production of their garments and accessories. 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.

A spokeswoman for the brand told CNN that the decision was taken partly because “it is becoming increasingly difficult to source exotic skins that match our ethical standards,” adding that the ban will provide “an opportunity to create a new generation of high-end products.”

Longtime creative director Karl Lagerfeld told WWD that “We did it because it’s in the air, but it’s not an air people imposed to us. It’s a free choice.” The move marks a wider shift in the fashion industry away from fur in particular and towards synthetic versions. Some analysts pointed to changing trends among consumers with a greater awareness of ethical and environmental factors as a potential reason for the ban.

Read more: http://time.com/5470968/chanel-bans-fur-animal-skins/



(Sane human beings have been hoping for this change for years.)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:03 AM

1. Good news

fur should be worn only by the animals whose fur it is!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:59 AM

2. It took them until the end of 2018 to make this decision?

Not my world, but Jesus Christ . . . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:38 AM

3. Disgusting.

Really?
It took this long to do that?
And the reason you did it- "We did it because it’s in the air,"

Gee, glad you didn't have to make a ethical decision or anything
as the world shrinks and habitat evaporates,

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:02 AM

4. The real reason

“it is becoming increasingly difficult to source exotic skins that match our ethical standards,”

In other words, not enough rare animals to go around.

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