For Goats’ Sake – Brands That Have Ditched Mohair

In May 2018, PETA released a groundbreaking exposé of cruelty in the mohair industry. Footage captured by PETA Asia at 12 angora goat farms in South Africa showed workers dragging, throwing, and even cutting the throats of fully conscious animals, many of whom cried out in pain and fear.

This exposé has sent shockwaves through the mohair industry, and several top international brands have pledged to stop using the cruelly obtained material:

  • After talks with PETA, Arcadia Group – which owns Topshop – was the first to halt all production of items containing mohair, and the company adopted an immediate ban on the material’s use in all future collections across its eight brands.
  • Gap also agreed to stop placing orders for products containing mohair after talks with PETA US.
  • Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers and owner of Zara, will ban the material from its seven apparel brands by 2020.
  • H&M Group – including its eight brands – also decided that it would no longer source mohair.
  • After receiving thousands of e-mails from PETA supporters, Anthropologie and Forever 21 announced that they, too, were dropping mohair.

And those are just a few of the biggest names. Here’s the full list of brands that have confirmed to PETA and our international affiliates that they are or will be mohair-free:

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• Accessorize
• Adidas
• AllSaints
• Ahlens
• Anne Klein
• AlexandAlexa
• Angelo Litrico
• Ann Taylor
• Anthropologie
• Athleta
• ASOS
• Aquascutum
• Banana Republic
• Barbour
• Bershka
• Boden
• boohoo
• boohooMAN
• Burton
• C&A
• Cath Kidston
• Catherines
• Cheap Monday
• Chico’s
• Clockhouse
• Coast
• Colovos
• COS
• Daniel Cremieux
• Destination Maternity
• Diane von Furstenberg
• Dorothy Perkins
• Dr Martens
• Dressbarn
• Eddie Bauer
• Esprit
• Evans
• Express, Inc
• Fat Face
• French Connection
• Gap
• GANT
• H&M
• H&M Home
• Helmut Lang
• Hobbs
• House of Fraser (company private labels)
• J Brand
• J.McLaughlin
• John Lewis (company private labels)
• JoJo Maman Bébé
• Justice brands
• Lacoste
• Lands’ End
• Lane Bryant
• Lazy Oaf
• L.K. Bennett
• Lochaven of Scotland
• LOFT
• Lou & Grey
• Lucky Brand
• M&Co
• Made.com
• Mango
• Matalan
• Marks & Spencer
• Massimo Dutti
• maurices
• Michael Stars
• Mint Velvet
• Miss Selfridge
• Missguided
• ModCloth
• Monki
• Monsoon
• Nasty Gal
• New Era Cap
• New Look
• Next
• Nigel Hall Menswear
• Nine West
• Nobody’s Child
• Notonthehighstreet
• Oasis
• Old Navy
• Oliver Bonas
• Outfit
• Overstock
• Oysho
• Phase Eight
• PrettyLittleThing
• Primark
• Pull&Bear
• Quicksilver
• Ralph Lauren
• Ramblers Way
• Reformation
• River Island
• Roxy
• rue21
• Schuh
• Schuh Kids
• Skinnydip
• Skunkfunk
• Soma
• Stella McCartney
• Stradivarius
• Tchibo
• Ted Baker
• Tesco
• Theory
• Toast
• Topman
• Topshop
• Uniqlo
• Uterqüe
• VENUS
• Vero Moda
• Wallis
• Warehouse
• Weekday
• Westbury
• Whistles
• The White Company
• White House Black Market
• White Stuff
• Wildfox Couture
• Your Sixth Sense
• Zalando
• Zappos.com
• Zara