Victoria Beckham Bans Exotic Skins
The latest move towards a more sustainable fashion world.
In addition to the strict no-fur policy across her brand, Beckham continues to make huge strides towards a more ethical and sustainable fashion world by banning exotic skins in her collections. Leading by example for many luxury fashion houses, a representative for Victoria Beckham explained, “As a business, we have been looking to action the use of more ethically sourced products that have less environmental impact for some time, we are happy to confirm that we will cease using exotic skins in all future collections as of our main autumn/winter 2019 ready-to-wear presentation.” This means that items made from alligator, lizard and snake skins will be discontinued
The decision to ban exotic skins follows major brands like Vivienne Westwood, Diane von Furstenberg and Chanel who announced in December they would no longer use exotic skins or furs in their designs. This decision was quick to receive a statement from PETA director Elisa Allen. She said, “Victoria Beckham’s decision to ban exotic skins will spare countless remarkable animals immense suffering, and PETA calls on other luxury brands to follow her kind example.”
Beckham’s statement comes just days before her runway show set to take place on February 17th at London Fashion Week. In September LFW announced it was the first major fashion week to be fur-free. Hopefully this decision by Beckham sets the stage for other brands to make real efforts towards more transparent, sustainable and ethical fashion.