Hermes

Barbara Segal's Stone-Carved "Birkin Bag" Weighs 100 Pounds

Photo by Angel Chevrestt for the New York Post When prices for a Hermès’s Birkin handbag can soar up to $300,000 for a diamond-studded, Himalayan crocodile–clad number, Barbara…

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World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in…

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Juvenile Ostriches "Butchered" for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

The secret side of luxury ostrich handbags has been revealed in a haunting new video by PETA. Shot in South African slaughterhouses, the film shows the grim lives of newly hatched…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion, Beauty Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

For more reasons to clutch your head like a stunned monkey, check out the worst stories of 2014…

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Jane Birkin Wants Hermès to Rename Its Iconic "Birkin" Handbag

Photo by Denis Makarenko/Shutterstock Jane Birkin has asked Hermès to remove her name from one of its most iconic bags following a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals …

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PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan "V"irkin Bag

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Victoria Beckham to reconsider her love of exotic skins. Fresh off its indictment of the appalling conditions maintained by some of…

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Hermès Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Photo by 1stdibs Hermès is under fire after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals exposed the horrific conditions maintained by some of the French luxury house’s crocodile-…

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Adidas Now a "Detox Leader," Nike Still a "Greenwasher"

Looks like Adidas has finally cleaned up its act. A year and a half after Greenpeace branded it a “Detox greenwasher,” the sportswear giant is now “back on…

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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"Skinned" PETA Activists Protest Outside Hermès Leather Exhibition

Skinless protestors  from PETA created quite a stir at the “Hermès Leather Forever” exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts today. Clad in little more than body paint, three…

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Valentino Tops Greenpeace's Luxury "Fashion Duel" Ranking

Greenpeace has thrown down the gauntlet. In November, the environmental nonprofit presented 15 Italian and French fashion houses, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and…

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Custom Vans Sneakers, "Reupholstered" With Vintage Hermès Scarves

Who knew that TV personality and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has a yen for do-it-yourself, as well? Verdi called upon skate-shoe label Vans to kickflip several of his vintage…

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Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Accessories Made From Upcycled Scraps

LITTLE LEAGUE Leave it to Hermès to make recycling luxurious. The French fashion house has just launched a capsule collection, dubbed “Petit h,” that salvages defective…

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BREAKING NEWS: Acid, Formaldehyde Found in Designer Clothing Brands

If you cast a gimlet eye at made-in-China merch, you might need to append a few more places to your blacklist, according to a story in China Daily. In a random sampling of department…

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