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Luxury brand Hermes considers metaverse as means to communicate

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of French luxury group Hermes is seen in Zurich

By Mimosa Spencer

PARIS (Reuters) - Hermes is considering using the metaverse for communications although the maker of Birkin bags and other luxury goods remains focused on craftsmanship, Executive Chairman Axel Dumas told shareholders on Wednesday.

"We are curious and interested" about the metaverse, he said, adding it could be a good communications tool.

At Wednesday's annual shareholder meeting, executives signalled plans to maintain a long-term view for production and other strategies, after family shareholders voted to block 54% of Hermes capital, held by the holding company H51, until at least 2041.

(Reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by Edmund Blair)