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 has called on the brand to opt for cruelty-free fashion that no animal had to suffer and die for.
Chanel is the first luxury fashion brand to join other labels such as Ann Inc., Arcadia Group (which owns Topshop), ASOS, bebe, H&M, L Brands (which owns Victoria’s Secret), Nike, Nine West, Overstock.com, PUMA, and numerous others that have already banned exotic skins.
ALL of these companies (& more) have banned fur!
– Michael Kors
– J. Crew
– Giorgio Armani
– Calvin Klein
– The North Face
– Diane von Furstenberg
– John Galliano
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) November 24, 2018
Tell Other Brands to Get With the Times
There’s nothing trendy about using stolen skins from tormented animals for clothing or accessories. Recent advancements in textiles have made faux fur and vegan leather nearly indistinguishable from animal pelts and skins, far more sustainable, and infinitely customizable, meaning there’s simply no reason to breed and kill animals for fashion. 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.
You can help! Urge LVMH to shed exotic skins from Louis Vuitton and all of its brands. A moment of your time will make a huge difference for these forgotten animals. https://t.co/XEOZedmc8J
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) May 7, 2018