Does Hermès Burn Its Own Bags?

Everyone was really outraged a few weeks ago when hack photographer Tyler Shields destroyed and then lit on fire that $100,000 Birkin. But, according to Mulberry's Emma Hill, Hermes may be setting their own bags on fire. In an interview with the Telegraph, Hill said:
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Everyone was really outraged a few weeks ago when hack photographer Tyler Shields destroyed and then lit on fire that $100,000 Birkin. But, according to Mulberry's Emma Hill, Hermes may be setting their own bags on fire. In an interview with the Telegraph, Hill said:
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Everyone was really outraged a few weeks ago when hack photographer Tyler Shields destroyed and then lit on fire that $100,000 Birkin. But, according to Mulberry's Emma Hill, Hermès may be setting their own bags on fire.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Hill said:

"No one can touch them in terms of quality. A friend who was working at Hermès said that if there was even the most minor imperfection on a bag they would take it out the back and burn it - no compromise."

Of course, this is what we would call fashion hearsay--Hill only heard it from a friend, and for all we know that friend could have been joking or hyperbolizing. And destroying bags that use precious (and expensive) skins and leather over the "most minor imperfection[s]" seems a bit extreme. We've reached out to Hermes and are waiting to hear back.

What's your take on this rumor?