Jane Birkin Asks ‘Hermes’ To Remove Her Name From The Iconic Purse

Wow, this is such a shock! Jane Birkin, the muse and face behind the iconic 'Birkin' bag from high-fashion brand, 'Hermes,' has asked the company to take her name off the famous crocodile purse -- find out why. Jane Birkin, has been a household name for over 30 years, as she has been the muse behind the iconic Hermes Birkin bag ever since the company’s chief executive at the time, Jean-Louis Dumas, gave her the honor. All of our fave stars, from Kim Kardashian to Beyonce, have donned the staple purse and now, Ms. Birkin wants her name removed from the crocodile purse, thanks to PETA. Check it all out here.

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After watching a video that PETA released of inhumane practices of crocodiles for the skin used on Hermes Birkin Croco bags, the muse was repulsed.

Ms. Birkin said in a statement, “Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name … I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag.”

Hermes shot right back in a statement, “Jane Birkin has expressed her concerns regarding practices for slaughtering crocodiles. Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years. Hermès respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast.”

“An investigation is underway at the Texas farm which was implicated in the video. Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. Hermès specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags.”

Wow this is some serious stuff! There is no Birkin bag without Ms. Birkin, do you agree?

What do you think of this whole ordeal? Do you agree with Jane Birkin?

— Olivia Elgart

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