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Yesterday, Racked reported that Gap has joined the growing number of worldwide retailers who have halted their orders of angora products in light of a recent PETA video (warning: graphic) highlighting the cruel treatment of angora rabbits farmed for their fur. So you can keep track, here's the list of companies that as of now, have halted the production and sale of angora products. We will continue to add to it as it grows.
Gap Inc. (includes Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, Intermix, Old Navy, and Piperlime)
Inditex (includes Zara)
PVH Corp. (includes ARROW, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Tommy Hilfiger, and Van Heusen)
It's worth noting that some of these brands have only temporarily halted their sales. H&M said it is investigating its fur sources, "to ensure that all angora fur it obtains comes from farms using ethical practices."
The ban has already started to make a significant impact on the angora business. A livestock company manager in China, where 90% of the world's angora fur comes from, was quoted in The Epoch Times as saying that, "after this incident, our orders decreased by 30 percent."
·Gap Joins Euro Retailers ASOS, H&M, Topshop in Angora Ban [Racked]
·Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Ban Angora [PETA]