ESPRIT and Overstock Ban Alpaca

After learning that in the alpaca industry, workers cruelly handled alpacas, slammed them onto tables, tied them by all four legs, forcibly stretched them out, and violently and carelessly sheared them as they cried out and spat in fear, retailers ESPRIT and Overstock banned alpaca wool! Please urge Anthropologie to follow the growing number of companies that have stopped selling the cruelly obtained fiber.

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