What are shahtoosh and pashmina?

 Shahtoosh is the name given to the wool of the Tibetan chiru antelopes. Members of this endangered species are trapped, killed, and skinned for their short, fine fleece. Shahtoosh shawls are illegal in the United States.

 

Pashmina comes from Tibetan mountain goats. While the makers of pashmina claim that the animals aren’t killed outright, the Tibetan mountain goats who are farmed for their fleece are exploited constantly and eventually killed.

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