ASOS will no longer sell silk, cashmere, mohair or feathers

Images via ASOS
Words by Tara Smith

Good move.

In a move that’s been welcomed by PETA, ASOS is ditching the use of silk, cashmere, mohair and feathers.

The decision comes after many global retailers – including Topshop, H&M and Forever 21 – have banned the use of mohair due to the cruel way it is obtained.

ASOS has taken the pledge a step further by promising none of the above materials will be sold on its platform by January 2019.

According to PETA, each year the mohair, cashmere, down and silk industries exploit countless goats, geese, ducks and silkworms.

“PETA applauds ASOS for leading the charge for compassion in fashion,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a press release.

“In response to PETA’s campaigns, consumers are changing the face of the industry by demanding that designers and retailers ditch animal-derived materials in favor of cruelty-free alternatives that look great without causing suffering.”


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