Hours before the Metiers d’Art show in New York, Chanel have announced they will officially stop using exotic skins in their ‘future creations’. Said exotic skins include crocodile, snake, lizard and galuchat (the skin of sharks and stingrays). Sounds like they’ll be saving Australian wildlife. And they’ve sworn to also stop using the little fur they do because apparently sourcing those materials in ways that work with their ethical standards is too difficult. Well, good. “This is a decision which provides an opportunity to create a new generation of high-end products that respect our fundamentals: the exceptional creativity of our creative studio, our expertise, our standards of excellence, noble and innovative materials and exceptional finish,” a statement said. Ready for that first ever exotic skin free Chanel show.
by Roxy Lola