The Brands Boycotting Angora Wool

After a horrifying video from PETA surfaced on the internet, many retailers have vowed to stop selling clothes made from mohair. Released early last month, the video depicts the disgustingly abusive treatment of angora goats on industrial farms in South Africa. This adds to the investigation PETA did a few years ago, considering the poor treatment of angora rabbits in Asia. Both fluffy animals are prized for their soft, silky wool used to make mohair; a material used on many clothing items as an insulator.

Angora wool and mohair have come to be known as more of a luxurious wool than most, ranked alongside cashmere and silk; PETA claimed that 50 percent of the world’s production of mohair comes from twelve farms in South Africa. The problem being, shearers and workers are paid by volume of hair they take rather than by hour which drives them to work quickly rather than appropriately. The images are gruesome, and it is understandable that no fashion retailer would want anything to do with such a supply chain. PETA screamed and retailers listened; these are the brands that have boycotted the production and selling of angora clothing:

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• Adidas
• Albert Nipon
• AlexandAlexa
• All + Modern
• Alloy Apparel & Accessories
• AllSaints
• Almost Skateboards
• Angelo Litrico
• Anne Klein
• Ann Taylor
• Anthropologie
• A Pea in the Pod
• Aquatalia
• Arrow
• ASOS
• Athleta
• Back in the Saddle
• Banana Republic
• Barbour
• BCBGeneration
• BCBGMAXAZRIA
• Bealls
• bebe
• Bershka
• BHLDN
• Birch Lane
• Blind Skateboards
• Boden
• Boohoo.com
• Buffalo
• Burlington Coat Factory
• Burton Menswear
• Calvin Klein
• Catalog Favorites
• Catherines
• Cath Kidston
• Chaps
• Cheap Monday
• Christopher Kane
• Club Monaco
• Coast Clothing
• Cos
• Country Store
• Cuddledown
• Daniel Cremieux
• Darkstar Skateboards
• David Beckham
• Debenhams
• Destination Maternity
• Dorothy Perkins
• Dotti
• Dress Barn
• Dr. Martens
• Dynamite
• Eagle Creek
• East
• Eddie Bauer
• enjoi
• Esprit
• Evan-Picone
• Evans
• Express, Inc.
• Expressions
• FatFace
• Forever 21
• Free People
• French Connection Group
• Frye
• FXD
• Gap, Inc.
• Garage
• Globe
• Goody’s
• G-Star Raw
• Guess, Inc.
• H&M
• Henri Bendel
• Heritage Brands
• Hobbs
• HomeSense
• Hot Topic
• Hugo Boss
• Huntington Surf and Sport
• Hush
• Indigo Books
• In the Company of Dogs
• IZOD
• Jack Wills
• Jaeger
• James Perse Los Angeles
• Jennifer Lopez
• Joe Fresh
• John Lewis
• Johnston & Murphy
• JoJo Maman Bébé
• Joss & Main
• Joules
• Journeys
• Juicy Couture
• Justice
• Just Jeans
• Kathy Van Zeeland
• Lacoste
• Lands’ End
• Lane Bryant
• La Senza
• Laura Ashley
• Le Château Inc.
• Lee
• Le Suit
• Levi Strauss & Co.
• Lids
• Lipsy
• Little Burgundy
• LOFT
• Lou & Grey
• Lulus
• M&Co
• Magellan’s
• Mango
• Marc O’Polo
• Marks & Spencer
• Massimo Dutti
• Matalan
• Maurices
• Michael Stars
• Mint Velvet
• Miss Selfridge
• Monsoon Accessorize
• Motherhood Maternity
• Mr. Porter
• Muji
• Napapijri
• Narciso Rodriguez
• Nasty Gal
• Nautica
• Net-a-Porter
• New Era Cap
• New Look
• New York & Company
• New Yorker Deutschland
• Next
• Nigel Hall Menswear
• Nine West
• The North Face
• Nordstrom-Exclusive Brands
• NorthStyle
• Old Navy
• Olga
• Oliver Bonas
• Orla Kiely
• Outdoor Research
• Outfit
• Overstock.com
• Pacific Sunwear of California (PacSun)
• Palais Royal
• Peebles
• Perigold
• Perry Ellis
• Peter Alexander
• Phase Eight
• Plan de Ville
• Potpourri Gift
• Primark
• PUMA
• Pyramid Collection
• Quiksilver
• QVC, Inc.
• Ralph Lauren
• REEF
• Reiss
• Reserved
• River Island
• Rock & Republic
• Rosetti
• rue21
• Salty Crew
• Sample
• Scotch & Soda
• Serengeti
• Sisley
• Smartwool
• Soft Surroundings
• S. Oliver
• Speedo
• Spyder
• Stage
• Stella McCartney
• Stitchery
• Stitch Fix
• Sundance Holdings Group
• Suitsupply
• Superdry
• Sweaty Betty
• T.K. Maxx
• Ted Baker
• Terrain
• Timberland
• Toad&Co
• Toast
• Tommy Hilfigr
• Topman
• Topshop
• Torrid
• True Religion
• UNIQLO
• United Colors of Benetton
• Urban Outfitters
• Van Heusen
• Vans
• Venus Fashion
• Victoria’s Secret
• Volcom
• Wallis
• Warehouse
• Warner’s
• Wayfair
• Weddington Way
• Weekday
• Westbury
• Whistles
• White Company
• White Stuff
• Wildfox Couture
• Wrangler
• Yumi International
• Zappos.com
• Zara
• Zumiez

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