Major fashion and beauty label Chanel announced that it will ban the use of all exotic animal skins in its products. The French fashion house made the announcement on Monday, \u201con the eve of its pre-fall Metiers d\u2019Art show ... at the Met,\u201d WWD reported. WWD added that Bruno Pavlovsky, president of\u00a0Chanel fashion and president of Chanel SAS, said in an interview that the brand would \u201cno longer use exotic skins in\u201d its \u201cfuture creations.\u201d \u201cThe future of high-end products will come from the know-how of what our atelier is able to do,\u201d Pavlovsky continued. Chanel will no longer use skins from crocodile, lizard, snake, and stingray. The brand will also no longer use fur. Pavlovsky said the brand has decided to stop using exotic animal skins and fur because it\u2019s \u201cbecoming increasingly difficult to source skins that met its quality and ethical standards.\u201d The brand will now focus its research and development "on textiles and leathers\u00a0generated by \u2018agri-food\u2019 industries.\u201d In addition to halting the use of exotic animal skins, the brand also will \u201cwork\u201d all existing products that feature skins \u201cout of its boutique distribution.\u201d https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bq4tiTXl5Er\/ Animal Fur Bans In the past year, a number of major fashion brands, retailers, and markets have imposed fur bans. In November, the UK-based Lincoln Christmas Market, which is one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, announced it will now ban all sales of fur items. \u201cPlease be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market,\u201d reads the updated trader agreements.\u00a0\u201cReal fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal\u2019s fur.\u201d And in September, Los Angeles became the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur. \u201cLos Angeles has taken an ethical and moral stand that cruelty to animals is not acceptable,\u201d Marc Ching, founder, and CEO of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation said in a statement. \u201cThe fur ban is not just about creating an awareness about animal welfare \u2013 it is about creating a more humane community, about being in line with this city\u2019s values.\u201d Become a\u00a0CLUBKINDLY\u00a0member today!