British leather goods company Mulberry announced it would stop using animal skins in future leather collections. PETA announced the decision by the manufacturer.

Rosie Wollacott, Group Sustainability Manager, Mulberry, said in a statement, “We have spent a lot of time determining and then continually reviewing our sustainability metrics and targets …. At an early stage of this process we decided not to use exotics in our collections and this remains our position.”

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The company had already announced a fur-free policy, but the company previously used lizards, snakes, ostriches, and alligators in designs. The company’s announcement includes it’s adherence to sustainability practices and improvements. Canada Goose also recently announced a new sustainability platform.

The leather industry is brutal to animals. Fur and exotic skins have no use in fashion collections or as accessories being worn by designers. The fashion industry is notoriously cruel toward animals. Animals are kept in cages, treated inhumanely and exploited for fashion. The exotic animal skin trade punishes animals and treats them terribly to make fancy handbags. We urge other fashion brands to follow Mulberry’s lead.

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