One of the worlds biggest fashion firms has banned the sale of angora wool after activists highlighted the cruel treatment of rabbits by farms in China.
Are Angora rabbits abused?
Angora rabbits are subjected to the terrifying ordeal of being plucked or sheared every few months. After two to five years, those who have survived this repeated abuse have their throats slit, and then theyre skinned.
Is all cashmere cruel?
Mimi Bekhechi, Director of International Programmes for Peta told the Sun Online: Almost four decades of investigations by PETA affiliates have clearly shown that for all animal-derived materials, including cashmere, workers either take live animals hair, skin, or feathers by force or kill them for it – and every ...
Is cashmere production cruel?
But not any kind of cashmere. Unethical and unsustainable is not chic. Cashmere is a natural fabric, meaning its biodegradable, which is better than most synthetic fabrics, but we now know the environmental and social impacts it can have. So, our recommendation is to buy recycled or reused cashmere.