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Chanel to stop using exotic furs, leather

A top manager with Chanel says the French label will stop using fur and leather from exotic animals.

Bruno Pavlovsky, president of global fashion at Chanel, told the German business newspaper Handelsblatt that going forward the label intended to only process hides from animals already used in food production.

The use of hides of exotic animals including crocodiles, lizards, snakes and stingrays is to be discontinued, as it is increasingly hard to document where they came from.

Clients were increasingly interested in ethical production standards and knowing the origin of materials and what conditions animals are kept in, Pavlovsky added.

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