New year, new fashion season – and for conscientious companies, new policies that put animals first!
New Look and Forever 21 have both just introduced bans on angora after having been contacted by PETA and our international affiliates. “We have ceased future production of all products containing angora”, New Look said in a media statement, while Forever 21 made a similar commitment. This excellent news means that no rabbits will be caged, violently mistreated or killed on Chinese farms for any of their clothing or accessories.
Many of the UK’s biggest … Read more.
Further people-powered progress in the campaign against the cruel production of angora wool – global fashion brands New Look and Esprit have suspended angora production over animal-welfare concerns.
In a statement, New Look said: “[W]e have taken action and put our angora production on immediate hold”. Likewise, Esprit said: “As long as the industry lacks credible certification and proof that it complies with according policies on animal welfare, Esprit imposes a ban on Angora wool”.
Angora, which is used to make gloves, sweaters, hats and scarves, comes from the fur of long-haired … Read more.
Friday sees the start of London Fashion Week. To coincide with the arrival of the fashionistas in town, we’ve released a new video, narrated by Australian singing beauty Natalie Imbruglia, that graphically documents the horrific cruelty inherent in the fur industry.
While it will be the spring/summer 2011 collections being showcased on catwalks, it is the autumn/winter 2010 collections that are currently arriving in the designer shops. Britain has already produced many innovative and inspiring design talents, including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, who fly the flag by refusing to work … Read more.