×
1 857
Fashion Jobs
TK MAXX
Loss Prevention Officer - tk Maxx Bristol
Permanent · Bristol
LONDON CONTOUR EXPERTS
Marketing Executive/Junior Manager
Permanent · LONDON
ESTÉE LAUDER
Tom Ford - Business Manager - Flannels - Fosse Park, Leicester - 37.5 Hours - Full-Time - Permanent
Permanent · Leicester
VF INTERNATIONAL
International Account Coordinator - Ftc 12 Month
Permanent · NOTTINGHAM
TIMBERLAND
Credit Controller - German Speaking - Timberland
Permanent · CALVERTON
THE NORTH FACE
Credit Controller - Italian Speaking - The North Face
Permanent · CALVERTON
THE NORTH FACE
Credit Controller - French Speaking - The North Face
Permanent · CALVERTON
PINKO
Supervisor
Permanent · MANCHESTER
RALPH LAUREN
Operations Manager
Permanent · Cheshire
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - Sprucefield - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Edinburgh, John Lewis - 37 Hours - Full-Time, Permanent
Permanent · Edinburgh
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - Sprucefield - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - House of Fraser, Maidstone - 15 Hours - Part Time, Permanent
Permanent · Maidstone
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Boots, Princes Street, Edinburgh - 14 Hours - Part Time - Permanent
Permanent · Edinburgh
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - Lisburn, Boots - 30 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Lisburn
HUGO BOSS
Wholesale - Senior Sales Executive - Hugo Womenswear
Permanent · London
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique - Consultant - John Lewis, Edinburgh - 16 Hours - Part Time, Permanent
Permanent · Edinburgh
SHISEIDO
Marketing Director - Shiseido, Clé de Peau Beauté, Drunk Elephant
Permanent · London
REISS
Buying Admin Assistant
Permanent · LONDON
Advertisements
By
AFP
Published
Jun 1, 2016
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Hermes hit by ostrich farm cruelty claims

By
AFP
Published
Jun 1, 2016

Hermes was thrown onto the defensive on Tuesday over claims of cruelty at a farm that allegedly supplies skins used in its luxury handbags, the second such allegations in a year.


Hermes under fire for ostrich farm cruelty - AFP


A spokeswoman for animal rights group PETA used the French fashion house's AGM in Paris to grill Hermes CEO Axel Dumas about a video showing ostriches being slaughtered at a farm in South Africa.

PETA France spokeswoman Isabelle Goetz, who bought a share in Hermes to secure a seat at the AGM, condemned the suffering of ostriches at the farm which she called an "exclusive Hermes supplier".

"Will Hermes some day stop using exotic skins?" she asked Dumas and other members of the group's board, in front of hundreds of shareholders.

Dumas insisted that Hermes had "no exclusive ostrich supplier" and said the company "fully meets its responsibilities in its partnerships with farms with which we work".

"We ask all our partners to not only respect international laws but also Hermes' rules, which are much stricter," he said.

The PETA video, which was published online in February, shows an ostrich being rammed into a pen to be stunned and then having its throat slit in front of other birds.

A worker at the farm told PETA the facility supplied skins used by Prada as well as Hermes.

In a statement at the time, Hermes said it sourced its ostrich leather from tanneries, which were regularly vetted by the company, and not directly from farms.

Hermes was thrust into the spotlight last year by a PETA film exposing maltreatment of crocodiles and alligators at farms in Texas and Zimbabwe.

In the wake of that expose, British singer Jane Birkin asked Hermes to remove her name from its iconic crocodile-skin Birkin bag.

Hermes said it was "shocked" by the images and promised to investigate the allegations.

Copyright © 2021 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.