Vintage News | Update: Jane Birkin & Hermès

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Jane Birkin with her Hermes Bag.

Update, 9/14: ​​After voicing her concern about the use of exotic animal skin for her namesake Hermès back in July, Jane Birkin has decided to keep her name on the iconic accessory. Birkin released a statement asserting that she is "satisfied with the measures taken by Hermès" and added:

Following the heartfelt emotion expressed by Jane Birkin and her request for explanation, Hermès, in agreement with her, reiterates its firm commitment in the ethical treatment of crocodiles in its partner farms.

​In addition to this, Hermès also stated that the brand will guarantee "good practices for farming, procedures for slaughter, environmental management, social conditions of employees and the security of work conditions and infrastructures.​"

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