Actress Jane Birkin has given the green light to Hermès to continue making its iconic, luxury Birkin bags in crocodile leather.
“Hermes reasserts its commitment to implement best practice in the farming of crocodiles,” Hermès said in a statement, according to Bloomberg. “This is in strictest compliance with international regulations.”
The bags cost anywhere from over $9,000 to $68,000 (with one even selling for over $200,000 earlier this year in Hong Kong). There were concerns raised over the treatment of some of the crocodiles used to make the bags.
In July, PETA even became a shareholder in Hermès in order to campaign against the company, as Fortune reported.