GOOD NEWS: After Receiving Hundreds of Phone Calls, The Kooples Ditches Angora

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In a step forward for compassionate fashion, the French brand finally promises to stop using unethical angora wool.

The Kooples Drops Angora

Thousands of emails. Protests outside its stores all over the world. A constant stream of messages on its social media pages. And today, hundreds of phonecalls to stores across the country from people demanding a straight answer about angora.

That’s what it took to persuade The Kooples to stop profiting from the fur of rabbits who have the hair ripped from their backs or are tied up and roughly shorn on angora farms.

Our mass phone-in today saw The Kooples inundated with calls from compassionate people asking staff why the store hadn’t committed to a no-angora policy, as 97 other major brands have done. At the end of a long day of campaigning, we received an email from the company’s CEO Nicolas Dreyfus confirming, at long last, that The Kooples will not be using angora in its future collections.

Thank you to everyone who raised their voice in this campaign. You’ve all made a difference for animals today, and it’s exciting to see people power pay off!

Of course, we’re still concerned that The Kooples is selling items trimmed with real fur made from the skins of raccoons and other animals. But today’s news certainly represents progress, and brings us one step closer to saving all rabbits from the agony of the angora trade.

Please ask The Kooples to take the next step and ditch fur.


  • maryam estahbanati commented on February 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Be kind to these creatures…..please.♥

  • Heather Martin commented on February 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Well done everyone, including Kooples. Kooples has joined the humane and human movements across the world and we can at last view them with interest and support their outlets.

  • Mar commented on February 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    About time!!! Can fashion designers stop their insanity and realize people hate wearing real fur!? It’s so tacky, toxic and inhuman.

    • Heidi Walter commented on February 22, 2016 at 10:55 am

      We need to boycot also all stores as well as records and films of “stars” who show off clad in fur. A person who weras fur is not a star to me but a sorry and mindless individual. We can do it.

  • Heidi Walter commented on February 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Good news, all others should follow.

  • Ann Hogben commented on February 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Brilliant news

  • Carol Boardman commented on February 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Excellent Well done everyone

  • Delilah Jay commented on February 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Fantastic ! This is a seriously sensible business man taking a wonderful decision !

  • Cynthia Cantrelle commented on February 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I am American and have a daughter who lives in France in fashion school.
    She is attending London Fashion a Week, this hit home with me.
    We won this battle. There are more it this will raise awareness world wide. Thank you for stopping a cruel means to the road of beauty. The drench brand using Angira Iano longer!

  • Nancy Bowring commented on February 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Well done all PETA supporters who urged Kooples to give up Angora and thank you Kooples for complying. Next step…please give up all fur.

  • D Gray commented on February 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Great News

  • Jackie Smith commented on February 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m so pleased to hear about this result; I thought Kooples would never change their stance, but they finally have!! Because we keep on keeping on !! 🙂 X X

  • Maria St John commented on February 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Thank god we have made such progress in protecting Angora Rabbits. I was so disturbed about the pain and terror inflicted on these beautiful , gentle creatures by disgusting ,evil farm workers who should be jailed for their crimes against animals that I rescued two beautiful Angoras and they have been living wild and free in my garden for the past twelve months. It does my heart wonders when I see them run, skip and jump in the sunshine. Bless them .
    Thank you to every body who cared and protested to protect them. X

  • millaud commented on February 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm


  • Andrea commented on February 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    You have done such amazing things for animals. Absolutely superb. I wish I could pay you more. But I share everything and sign for all the petitions. And it all helps towards your goals. I wish you luck for this year. And luck for these poor beautiful mistreated creatures.

  • Marco Villafan commented on February 26, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Now please, ditch fur!

  • Louise C commented on February 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

    This is good news, but why not keep the campaign going on them and everyone else who is still using fur in any way, It’s beyond sad as you know what the rest of the animals are still going through.
    I’m really glad for the rabbits but I just can’t celebrate yet.

    • Ruby commented on February 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Louise, it’s a great step forward and we will continue to petition against fur!

  • Dan Steele commented on February 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm


  • judy thorpe commented on February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Looks like Kopples had to be “forced” into resigning of selling rabbit fur so that tells me they would still be supporting animal abuse if protests had not of happened. They will still continue to sell other animal’s fur items. Kopples needs to modern up with the changing times and realize that ANIMAL ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

  • Caroline Michele Palamin commented on February 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Please stop now with this cruelty action with the inocente animais.

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