Actress Jane Birkin asked luxury brand Hermes to remove her name from the company’s crocodile-skin Birkin bag in July. Now, according to Yahoo! Style she’s okay with how Hermes treats crocodiles. “Hermes said it had identified an ‘isolated irregularity’ in the slaughter process at a crocodile farm in Texas and had warned the farm it would cease any relations should it continue to neglect its recommended procedures.”
Birkin didn’t design the bag, but she was the inspiration for its design by Hermes in the 1980s. A Birkin bag has remained a difficult item to acquire not just due to its price tag — Birkin bags run from $22,000 to $150,000…even used — but also due to its popularity.
[Or just $340, if you believe it: Calfskin Leather Ostrich Grain Birkin Handbag]