Great News for Rabbits! Valentino Bans Angora After Talks With PETA
After being contacted by PETA, luxury fashion house Valentino has confirmed that it won’t use angora in the future, starting with its 2022 autumn/winter collection. The brand also recently announced a fur-free policy coming into effect in 2022 – and has previously committed to banning alpaca.
The future of fashion lies in materials that no animal had to suffer or die for. We applaud Valentino’s decision to continue on its path towards cruelty-free fashion by eliminating alpaca, fur, and now angora from its collections and encourage other brands to follow its lead.
Why Valentino Dropped Angora
As revealed by a PETA exposé, most rabbits used for angora are kept in cramped, filthy cages surrounded by their own waste.
They’re routinely stretched across boards before their fur is torn out while they helplessly scream in pain. Others are tied up before their fur is cut or shorn, and their delicate skin is cut open by the sharp tools as the rabbits struggle desperately to escape. They typically endure this agony every three months.
Ninety per cent of angora comes from China, where there are no penalties for the abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate their treatment.
Who Will Be Next?
Valentino joins hundreds of other top brands – including Burberry, Chloé, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Elisabetta Franchi – that have taken a stand against fur and angora.
Please send a message to Farfetch and urge it to follow Valentino’s compassionate example: