H&M Ceases All Angora Garment Production
Posted Monday December 9, 2013 10:06 AM GMT
Good job, H&M! The Swedish fashion giant has decided to temporarily halt angora garment production following reports of abuse against rabbits on Chinese angora farms.
H&M will immediately stop the production of all angora products until we have secured that our strict Product Policy is being followed,” reads a statement on the website.
The retailer explained they do not allow animal abuse in the production of items and stress that they regularly audit supplies, only allowing “products made of angora rabbit hair from farms with good animal husbandry.”
Undercover investigators from PETA filmed disturbing footage where Chinese farms exercised “plucking” — the ripping of fur from live rabbit skins. “Plucking is not acceptable in accordance with our product policy. We will now accelerate further inspections of our sub-suppliers to ensure compliance with our policy.”
The company is offering concerned customers full refunds of angora products if they want to return.
PETA has praised H&M’s decision to lead the stand in inhumane treatment of animals. Fellow Scandinavian label Acne have also followed suit and pulled its angora products as well. We hope that this pressures other fashion companies to do the same.