LONDON – Luxury fashion brand Mulberry has banned exotic animal skins from its future clothing collections, with the firm’s spring/summer collection marking this departure.?
As conservation experts warn that the trade of exotic skins from the likes of alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards and snakes heighten the chances of spreading disease, Mulberry has made the conscious decision to banish such products, just days after American retailer Brooks Brothers did the same thing. ?
“Behind every handbag or wallet made with exotic skins is an animal who suffered tremendously,” said PETA director Elisa Allen. “Mulberry's decision to ban these cruelly obtained materials is a sign of the times, and PETA calls on other luxury labels to follow its lead.” ?