Goats have a brand new good friend in Ralph Lauren.
The designer, underneath strain from an animal rights group, has agreed to no longer use mohair in any of its products, The Put up has discovered.
The group, the Folks for the Moral Remedy of Animals, has been profitable in persuading a number of attire makers to drop mohair — sourced from angora goats — since they launched an investigative report in early Might displaying goats at a South Africa farm being abused.
Half the world’s provide of mohair comes from South Africa.
Almost 300 manufacturers and retailers — H&M, Zara, Hole, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Diane von Furstenberg and others — have dropped mohair from their lineup, PETA stated.
Some firms comparable to H&M will be phasing mohair out over time, eliminating it completely by 2020.
“As a result of a reputable animal welfare normal for sourcing mohair doesn’t at present exist, we will not embody it in our product pipeline going ahead,” a spokesman for Ralph Lauren stated in a press release.