I Wear Clothes | The Agony Behind Angora


Zara dress | Topshop blazer & flatforms 
Mulberry handbag | Nixon watch 

Photographs by Hanna Kristina

A couple of days ago something a little unusual landed in my email inbox; it was from PETA announcing that, unlike major retailers ASOS and Calvin Klein, H&M had refused to cease from buying angora fur and producing clothes fabricated from it, after having promised its customers it would do so.

The email also included this video. An undercover PETA Asia investigator manages to film scenes where live rabbits are tied down as their fur is literally ripped from their skin in China. The rabbits are clearly distressed and scream out as the fur is torn from them, making the video extremely difficult and uncomfortable to watch. This happens to these rabbits for anything between 2-5 years before they are then killed.

Like most people out there, I do my best to recycle and conserve energy but I'm certainly no vegan, nor do I ever intend to be, and while I'm conscious of ethically sourcing my clothing, I'm not absolute in doing so. However, unethically sourced angora fur will never hang in my wardrobe after seeing that gut-wrenching video and neither should it in yours.

Sign PETA's petition here.

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