• Update: fur not included in Chanel's ban of exotic skins

    11 days ago - By Fashion United

    Unlike previously reported , French luxury house Chanel is not banning fur from its future apparel collections. Earlier this week, fashion publication Women's Wear Daily quoted Chanel's President, Bruno Pavlovsky, as saying that both exotic skins and fur would be ditched. Animal rights organization PETA immediately celebrated the news on an email sent to journalists around the globe.
    However, in a new interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Pavlovsky stated the company will continue to use “very little” fur after all - only exotic skins such as crocodile, snake, lizard and stingray are...
    Read more ...

     

  • Chanel's exotic skin ban was a practical decision, but with consequences

    Chanel's exotic skin ban was a practical decision, but with consequences

    11 days ago - By Fashion United

    Not everyone heralded Chanel's decision to ban exotic skin from its future collections. An Op-Ed by several Chairs of the International Union for
    Conservation of Nature, IUCN, argued that banning reptile skins will not save any species.
    "In our opinion, as leaders within the world's largest and oldest conservation organisation, the decision may be well-meaning, but it is wrong. It will adversely affect the conservation of wild animals and the livelihoods of the people who live with and depend on that wildlife," the authors co-wrote in the Business of Fashion.
    Banning sustainable...
    Read more ...