Where Things Stand With Angora

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Two white rabbitsUpdate! We’re always hearing from supporters who are sickened by the cruelty of angora production – in which rabbits have the fur ripped from their skin or are tied up and roughly shorn – and who want to make sure that their favourite stores are angora-free. So we thought we’d share where we’re up to in the campaign against this violently produced fabric.

As of February 2016, the following companies have told PETA or its international affiliates that they will not be using angora in future collections. It’s quite a list!

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  • Accessorize
  • AllSaints
  • Anthropologie
  • Asda / George
  • ASOS
  • BHS
  • Boden
  • Boohoo
  • Burton
  • C&A
  • Calvin Klein
  • Cath Kidston
  • Cheap Monday
  • Coast
  • COS
  • Debenhams
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Dr Martens
  • East
  • Evans
  • Fat Face
  • French Connection
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • Gerry Weber
  • Gina Tricot
  • G-Star Raw
  • Guess
  • H&M
  • Hobbs
  • House of Fraser
  • HYMN
  • Hugo Boss
  • Hush
  • Jack Wills
  • Jigsaw
  • JoJo Maman Bébé
  • Joules
  • JOY
  • Lacoste
  • Lands’ End
  • Laura Ashley
  • Lidl
  • Lipsy
  • Louche London
  • M&Co
  • Mango
  • Marc O’Polo
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Matalan
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Monki
  • Monsoon
  • Morrisons / Nutmeg
  • Muji
  • New Look
  • Next
  • Nigel Hall Menswear
  • Oasis
  • Oliver Bonas
  • Orla Kiely
  • Outfit
  • Oxfam
  • Phase Eight
  • Pretty Green
  • Primark
  • Puma
  • Pure Collection
  • Quicksilver
  • QVC
  • Reiss
  • River Island
  • Sainsbury’s/Tu
  • Scotch & Soda
  • Speedo
  • Stella McCartney
  • Superdry
  • SuperTrash
  • Sweaty Betty
  • Ted Baker
  • Tesco / F&F
  • Tiger of Sweden
  • Toast
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Topman
  • Topshop
  • Uniqlo
  • United Colors of Benetton
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Van Heusen
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Wallis
  • Warehouse
  • WE Fashion
  • Whistles
  • The White Company
  • Yumi International
  • Zara

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Thank you to everyone who put pressure on these companies to do the right thing. And if you spot angora on sale ANYWHERE, please keep on speaking out!

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  • Maria commented on December 5, 2014 at 4:49 am

    This is wonderful. However I won’t be completely happy until all companies stop selling angora. The footage of these poor bunnies haunt me..:(
    Also, FYI I recently sent a letter to BCBG but have not heard back… I pray they stop selling angor and/or fur.
    I will continue to fight for these beautiful animals.

  • shubhani chand commented on December 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Stop using fur

  • comes commented on December 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Il faut fermer toute les entreprises qui fond de la laine fourure ect pour qu’aucun animal ne souffre plus

  • linda boyce commented on December 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    This is very good news others need to follow because this is a cruel horrific act of pain and suffering until this happens there are still animals suffering this fate

  • Tulin commented on December 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Way all company’s would stop this.that way these poor helpless animaks can live their lives like we do.plz stop stop stop

  • julia commented on December 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    they should have never sold them in the first place.. those poor animal suffer so much in the name of vanity.. disgusts me and hurts so much seeing the fear and pain in their eyes.. well done you al for caring and fighting

  • marion madden commented on December 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I contacted Topshop about their continued selling of angora despite their saying they wouldn’t. Their reply is once their commitments are over and their stocks of angora exhausted they will revise their procedures. That is not sufficient as far as I am concerned. They need to be boycotted until they rid their stores of angora. Loss of custom must be more important than whatever would happen breaking contracts with these sadistic fur farms.

  • marion madden commented on December 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Please remove Topshop from the list. They are still buying angora and selling garments with it in.

  • Heather Hird commented on December 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I will NEVER shop at Top shop, they have had plenty of time to change their ways concerning cruelty to animals, those poor helpless bunnies, I cannot comprehend how the suffering of these bunnies made no difference to their policies on the treatment of animals, shame on them.

  • EloiseWithey commented on January 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I’m completely shocked to discover that the small retail shop I work in, in a ski resort in Switzerland is selling Angora Wool hats from Barts, made in China.

    Maybe the brand needs more investigationg as they are a large producer of hats overall.

    What a shame!

  • EloiseWithey commented on January 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I’m completely shocked to discover that the small retail shop I work in, in a ski resort in Switzerland is selling Angora Wool hats from Barts, made in China.

    Maybe the brand needs more investigationg as they are a large producer of hats overall.

    What a Shame and a discusting industry!

  • Penny commented on January 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Shocked so see that Hush is selling angora products. Why haven’t they pledged to stop?! Have you had any response from them, PETA?

  • Liesa Berkson commented on June 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    No more fur
    And leather please
    Those dogs are so beautiful

  • Nikita commented on June 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    must stop . disgusting

  • jane passman commented on June 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Stop this now !!!!!

  • Zoya commented on June 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Stop hurting animals, they feel

  • Eva atack commented on June 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    This animal – cruelty need to come to an End
    STOP THE FUR INDUSTRY

  • philippa barrett commented on June 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I am absolutely delighted this cruelty to animals needs to stop

  • ann commented on June 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Stop this sickness

  • Elaine swales commented on June 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Please ban dog leather!!

  • Vilma Bradley commented on June 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Keep an eye on all these companies they sometimes stop for a while or do it in ways that are not visible…

  • donna graham commented on June 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Totally disgusting and for what

  • Susan Howard commented on June 2, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I’m against this because it’s so cruel what rights have they got to take there fur it’s the way they take it as well

  • Sasha Moore commented on June 2, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Amazing news well done PETA and everyone who helped

  • Elise commented on June 2, 2015 at 4:22 am

    I went into French connection in australia and asked if they had angora knits. They said they have a new line for winter coming in. Disgusting. Please investigate these promises as I believe many will simply still sell cruelty products!

  • raquel commented on June 3, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Pleaaasseee for the love of god and animals pleaaase stop this cruelty!!!!!!! say no to angora farms!!!!! if you don’t buy the product the farms simply wont exist….. stop buying angora wool products!!!!!!!

  • Anwen Thomas commented on June 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I see that angora is not meant to be sold by Dorothy Perkins anymore however they are currently selling several angora jumpers to my fury! How can a regular customer report this?

    • Anne commented on June 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Hi Anwen,
      Some of the companies on the list committed to a ban on angora in all future collections but said they would continue to sell their existing angora stock. This may be what’s happened here? However, I would still urge you to speak out, as hearing from customers can really influence companies to do the right thing! You could either email the store’s customer services department, phone them up, or go into the store in question and ask to speak to the manager.

  • Caroline Holgate commented on July 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    How very sad that animals have beautiful fur coats that people want to wear themselves. It is a curse to them. China seems to be able to provide fur for clothing/boots/accessories so cheaply. The effects it has on the animals to obtain the fur knows no boundaries. It is truly sickening how much animals suffer in order to make items of clothing/trinkets. Please do not buy anything with real fur on. If you want fur trims please ensure that it is artificial fur. Thank you xx

  • Sadie Cable commented on September 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I have recently discovered a local store sells products that have a % of angora in them. Please can you give me any tips on how I can help to increase pressure on them to stop? The company is called The Original Factory Shop in the uk

    • Anne commented on October 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Hi Sadie,

      The best way to put pressure on the company is to contact them, as a customer, and ask that they stop selling angora. You could either send an email, or go to the store in person and ask to have a quick word with the manager. Let them know about PETA’s video of angora farms and point out all the major brands that have now banned angora.

      Messages from customers have played a huge role in getting all the companies listed above to ditch angora, so your voice really can make a difference!

      Thanks for speaking our for animals 🙂

  • lisa "Wednesday" Everton commented on November 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I would LOVE to meet one of these intensive farmers up a dark alley. LOVE IT!! Angora – okay Peter Rabbit.

  • Alison malwah commented on December 27, 2015 at 2:35 am

    My daughter just bought a jumper with a percentage of angora from river island today – December 26th 2015. So I guess river island is a big fat liar when it claims it is not using angora. The list compiled above (listing companies who apparently have stopped using angora) has river island listed as not using angora and the list is over a year old so they cannot use the excuse of ‘ new collections’ etc. They are taking the p@ss now. Get them off the list.

    • Ruby commented on January 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Alison, please let River Island know if you have found angora products in their stores! Hearing from customers can really impact a company. You could email or phone their customer service department, or go to the store where you purchased the product in question and complain. Thank you!

  • Cameron commented on January 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Why has HOLLISTER not been added to this list ????
    They have made big changes and now have a 100% promise policy in not using angora.
    Their name has to be added PETA!!!!

  • France Ruch commented on February 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    The next step : Chanel, Dior and all the Haute Couture shops.

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