Another Fashion Victory! Chanel Bans Fur and Exotic Skins

Published by PETA.

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.

The brand also joins Armani, Coach, Donatella Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Burberry, John Galliano, and countless others in committing to not using fur in its designs.

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.

Click the button below to join PETA, Chanel, other top designers, and countless compassionate shoppers in opposing the suffering caused by the cruel exotic-skins industry:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind