Stine Goya Confirms Ban on Fur, Angora, and Exotic Skins After Talks With PETA
Copenhagen – After hearing from PETA, Danish fashion brand Stine Goya confirmed a sweeping ban on several materials cruelly derived from animals: fur, exotic skins, and angora. It’s the latest animal-friendly action from the brand – which recently opened a store in London – after sending scores of fabulous faux-fur looks down the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
“PETA praises Stine Goya for its kindness to animals,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “The future of fashion is free from these cruelly obtained materials, and we urge other designers to follow suit by nixing them.”
PETA entities have documented how the fashion industry suffocates and electrocutes animals for their fur, rips hair out of the bodies of screaming angora rabbits, chops conscious lizards’ heads off with machetes, and forces terrified ostriches into stun boxes before slitting their throats. COVID-19 outbreaks occurred on fur farms around the world, and experts have found links between zoonotic diseases and the exotic-skins trade.
Burberry, Stella McCartney, and Diane von Furstenberg are among the top designers that have banned , fur, and angora. PETA is asking Louis Vuitton and Hermès to follow suit.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram.
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