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AngoraGate: Forever 21, Eddie Bauer Cede to PETA Pressure

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Forgotten about AngoraGate? A quick refresher: A video, filmed by an undercover agent and circulated by PETA last month, captured horrific evidence of Chinese angora workers ripping hair out of adorable, screaming bunnies. Really. Consumers freaked out and a few retailers, prompted either out of the goodness of their hearts or by fear of protests, immediately banned the fabric from their stores until supply chain issues were sorted. Last Racked heard, the list of companies who have responded as such numbered nine and included such heavyweights as ASOS and Inditex, the owner of Zara.

Today, PETA announces via press release that two more retailers have joined in banning angora from their stores: Forever 21 and Eddie Bauer. Meanwhile, they add that Gap, Inc., has suspended production of angora products but has yet to ban them altogether.
· AngoraGate: The Full List of Retailers Halting Angora Orders [Racked]
· Gap Joins Euro Retailers ASOS, H&M, Topshop in Angora Ban [Racked]