What Would The Hermès Birkin Bag Be Without the Birkin Name?

Just another purse.

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In a week that has seen animal rights come to the forefront, Jane Birkin has protested the continued use of her name in connection with the iconic Hermès Birkin bag because of the way in which the crocodiles that are used for fabric are killed.

A statement from Birkin reads in part, “I have asked Hermès to debaptize the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place.”

And in response, Hermès said in a statement: “Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years.



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