BREAKING: @Forever21 & @EddieBauer PERMANENTLY BANNED #angora: http://t.co/9oOp6HiaR5 RT if you support their decision to SAVE rabbits!
- PETA (@peta) January 8, 2014
The announcements come after footage released by PETA showing workers in China allegedly ripping the fur off live rabbits to be used in sweaters and other clothing. The list, provided by Racked, of companies that have pledged not to use angora thus far is as follows:
Acne Studios ASOS Esprit Gap Inc. (includes Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, Intermix, Old Navy, and Piperlime)
H&M Inditex (includes Zara)
New Look PVH Corp. (includes ARROW, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Tommy Hilfiger, and Van Heusen)
Topshop Apparently, the PETA video and subsequent boycotts have had a significant impact on orders for angora fur. "Our [angora fur] export is mostly to Europe. After this incident, our orders decreased by 30 percent," Mr. Ma, a manager with a livestock company in Zhejiang Province, told Beijing News.