A Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMHA Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMH
A Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMH

Crocodile farming: how Philippine home improvement entrepreneur got into it, and became an LVMH supplier

  • An egg farm started as a hobby for Wilcon Depot founder William Belo, but he had a problem: how to dispose of old chickens?
  • He bought some crocodiles. One thing led to another, and he now has 23,000 of them. Their skins are used for handbags and meat for sausages and delicacy sisig

Topic |   Fashion
A Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMHA Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMH
A Crocodile Lady Bag from Louis Vuitton, part of LVMH. Philippine entrepreneur William Belo supplies up to 3,000 crocodile skins a year to the luxury conglomerate. Photo: LVMH
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