Victoria Beckham, one of the high-profile designers in the fashion industry, has decided to not make use of animal skin for her fashion line. This means that she will be following the footsteps of brands like Chanel and Vivienne Westwood who have pledged that they won’t be using animal skin for the clothes that they manufacture. While Victoria’s fashion line never used animal fur in their designs, this decision means that they won’t be making clothing and accessories out of skins of animals like alligator, snake and lizard.
In a statement, Victoria’s brand told WWD, "Victoria Beckham will cease the use of exotic skins in all collections as of AW19. The Victoria Beckham brand has never used fur in its clothing or accessories collections and confirmed last year that the brand will remain fur-free.” Victoria’s decision is receiving praises from one and all, but she has very much impressed the animal rights organisation PETA. The organisation has been campaigning against the use of animal skin for clothing and accessories for years now.
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Wearing my favourite suit from my next Pre collection! #VBPreAW19 So proud of @davidbeckham and @daniel.kearns at the @kentandcurwen #LFWM #AW19 presentation this morning x @brooklynbeckham kisses VB
PETA’s UK's director Elisa Allen said, "Behind every crocodile, alligator, snake, or lizard handbag or a pair of shoes is a violent death. Victoria Beckham's decision to ban exotic skins will spare countless remarkable animals immense suffering, and PETA UK calls on other luxury brands to follow her kind example.”
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