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Burberry ditches exotic skins following PETA campaign


Burberry has revealed plans to scrap exotic skins from its collections as it campaigns with PETA.

The luxury retailer banned fur and angora in 2018.


The latest move comes after a seven-year campaign by PETA entities urging the brand to drop products made with python and alligator skins.


PETA also purchased stock in Burberry during the pandemic and took the call for a ban on exotic skins to the company’s annual meeting.


“We remain resolute in our commitment to make a positive difference to people, planet, and communities, and the strong foundations we’ve set underpin our new ambition to be climate positive by 2040,” Burberry chief operating and financial officer Julie Brown said.

“And as a modern luxury brand, I am pleased to confirm today that we have banned the use of exotics in future collections, building on the commitments we made a number of years ago to go fur-free.”


PETA UK vice president Mimi Bekhechi said: “During Burberry’s annual meeting last year, PETA UK asked when it would make good on its commitment to be ‘a force for good in the world’ by banning exotic skins, and we’re delighted that after years of pressure from PETA entities around the world, that day is today.


“There is nothing chic about an industry in which alligators are hacked open, pythons are inflated with air compressors, and lizards are decapitated for garments and accessories.”

 

Original Article : https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2022/05/burberry-ditches-exotic-skins-following-peta-campaign/

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