Breaking news! The champagne corks are popping at PETA, thanks to Chanel’s announcement that it’s kicking fur and exotic skins—including crocodile, lizard, and snake skin—to the curb. For decades, PETA and its affiliates have called on the brand to opt for cruelty-free fashion that no animal had to suffer and die for.
— PETA Asia (@PETAAsia) December 4, 2018
Chanel is the first luxury fashion brand to join other labels such as Arcadia Group (which owns Topshop), ASOS, bebe, H&M, L Brands (which owns Victoria’s Secret), Nike, Nine West, PUMA, and numerous others that have already banned exotic skins.
ALL of these companies have banned fur:
– Michael Kors
– Giorgio Armani
– DVF – Diane von Furstenberg
– Calvin Klein
– Ralph Lauren
– Banana Republic
– Tommy Hilfiger
– Vivienne Westwood
– Nine West#FurFreeFriday
— PETA Asia (@PETAAsia) November 23, 2018
Tell Other Brands to Get With the Times
There’s nothing trendy about using stolen skins from tormented animals for clothing or accessories. It’s clear that the time is now for all companies, like Louis Vuitton, to follow Chanel’s lead and move to innovative materials that spare countless animals a miserable life and a violent, painful death.