Lacoste swaps famous crocodile logo for ten endangered species

Date
1 March 2018
Reading Time
1 minute read

Update: Lacoste have returned with a new campaign which sees the fashion brand replace its logo for ten new endangered species. You can read all about it right here.

For the first time in the fashion brand’s history, Lacoste has changed its logo and replaced the famous crocodile with ten endangered species, all of which face imminent threat of extinction. The launch marks Save the Species, a three-year partnership between Lacoste and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support and raise awareness for endangered animals. The IUCN has been a global authority on the status of the natural world for 70 years.

Lacoste has worked closely with BTEC and the IUCN to design the limited edition logos, which are in the same embroidery style as the globally renowned crocodile. The French fashion company has correlated the number of available shirts with the number of animals that remain in the wild. This ranges from 30 shirts with Vaquita porpoises on them to 450 Anegada Rock Iguana-embroidered shirts. A total of 1,775 shirts have been made, each of which is selling for between 150€ – 180€. The money of each sale will be donated to the species’ conservation.

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