Jane Birkin Protested Against “Birkin Bag”

She want to give 31 years after singer, actress and style Queen Jane Birkin (68) was crowned with an own Hermes bag named “Birkin Bag”, their name suddenly no longer for it. What’s behind #birkingate? We resolve.

The “Birkin” Bag of Hermes is the most desirable and most expensive bag in the world. It was named after the British actress Jane Birkin. At the beginning of the 1980s during a flight from London to Paris, she met the then Jean-Louis Dumas of head of Hermes and complained to him that she could find no reasonable Weekender leather. A short time later the it-bag, which today enjoys cult stature and may cost over 20,000 euros depending on the material designed Dumas for them.

“Birkin bag” without Birkin

But not only five-digit price tags on the luxury bag, but sometimes glue also lots of blood. It was aware of the British style icon Jane Birkin now after all these years as the namesake for the bag through a report of Tieschutzorganisation PETA .

In a campaign, the animal welfare organization various crocodile farms between Texas and Zimbabwe shows the brutal conditions in the killing of crocodiles for leather production. According to mainly young animals with a nail gun would be killed or hacked at consciousness into pieces, two or three crocodiles would be required for a “Birkin”Bag. And certainly not only for that, finally crocodile leather bags in the collections of the most luxury fashion house can be found.

In a statement, announced that’s why Jane Birkin: “… Alarmed by the cruel methods of slaughter of crocodiles, later as a purse bearing my name, I asked Hermès to rename the name of ‘Croco bags’ so long until better production policies have set international standards come into force… “.” A brave, correct step.

Hermes responds

Hermes responds promptly and released the following update: “… Jane Birkins comments in any way affect the long-standing friendship. Hermès respects and share their emotions and was just so shocked about the newly public pictures…”

The company also asserts that the shown farms is not the partner for the skin suppliers of the House. An own opinion is in planning. Hermes produce which under a high ethical standard under the terms of the U.N.O. Washington Convention of 1973 to protect endangered species acts.

Delaying tactics or seriously offering commitment by Hermes? You will see. However the luxury brand will need to come up with something. After all, which are “Birkins” the flagship Hermes and the absolute best seller with extremely long waiting lists.

The design of this bag in crocodile leather there are 33,000 euros. Even higher prices achieved in auctions. Only in June was a a pink and “Birkin Croco” decorated with gold and diamonds at an auction in Hong Kong for the equivalent of 202,000 euros sold at auction.

 

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