In May 2018, PETA released a groundbreaking exposé of cruelty in the mohair industry. Footage captured by PETA Asia at 12 angora goat farms in South Africa shows workers dragging, throwing, and even cutting the throats of fully conscious animals, many of whom cried out in pain and fear.

This exposé has sent shockwaves through the mohair industry, and several top international brands have pledged to stop using the cruelly obtained material:

  • After talks with PETA UK, Arcadia Group – which owns Topshop – was the first to halt all production of items containing mohair, and the company adopted an immediate ban on the material’s use in all future collections across its eight brands.
  • Gap also agreed to stop placing orders for products containing mohair after talks with PETA US.
  • Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers and the owner of Zara, will ban the material from its seven apparel brands by 2020.
  • HM Group – including its eight brands – also decided that it would no longer source mohair.
  • After receiving thousands of e-mails from supporters of PETA’s international affiliates, Anthropologie and Forever 21 announced that they, too, were dropping mohair.

And those are just a few of the biggest names. Here’s the full list of brands that have confirmed to PETA’s international affiliates that they are or will be mohair-free:

  • Other Stories
  • Accessorize
  • Angelo Litrico
  • Ann Taylor
  • Anthropologie
  • Athleta
  • Banana Republic
  • Bershka
  • Boden
  • boohoo
  • boohooMAN
  • Burton
  • CA
  • Cath Kidston
  • Catherines
  • Cheap Monday
  • Chico’s
  • Clockhouse
  • Coast
  • Colovos
  • COS
  • Daniel Cremieux
  • Destination Maternity
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Dr Martens
  • Dressbarn
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Esprit
  • Evans
  • Express, Inc
  • Fat Face
  • Gap
  • HM
  • HM Home
  • Hobbs
  • McLaughlin
  • Justice brands
  • Lane Bryant
  • Lazy Oaf
  • Lochaven of Scotland
  • LOFT
  • Lou Grey
  • Lucky Brand
  • Mango
  • Marks Spencer
  • Massimo Dutti
  • maurices
  • Michael Stars
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Monki
  • Monsoon
  • Nasty Gal
  • New Era Cap
  • New Look
  • Next
  • Oasis
  • Old Navy
  • Oliver Bonas
  • Overstock
  • Oysho
  • PrettyLittleThing
  • Primark
  • PullBear
  • Ramblers Way
  • Reformation
  • River Island
  • rue21
  • Skunkfunk
  • Soma
  • Stradivarius
  • Tchibo
  • Topman
  • Topshop
  • Uterqüe
  • Wallis
  • Warehouse
  • Weekday
  • Westbury
  • Whistles
  • The White Company
  • White House Black Market
  • Wildfox Couture
  • Your Sixth Sense
  • Zara

The best thing that you can do for angora goats is to refuse to buy mohair. Vegan fashion – clothes, shoes, and accessories that contain no leather, fur, wool, exotic skins, or any other animal-derived material – is revolutionising the way that we shop and dress. As more and more people vow never to clothe themselves in cruelty, retailers and designers are meeting the demand for animal-friendly clothes in style. Please check the label when you’re shopping, and if it includes the word “mohair”, leave it on the shelf.

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Article source: PETA Files

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