Inditex Bans Angora and Donates Remaining Inventory to Syrian Refugees

February 2015

Following talks with PETA, Inditex—the world’s largest clothing retailer—agreed to ban angora wool products permanently and donate its remaining stock to Syrian refugees through the charity Life for Relief and Development, rather than profiting from the garments. The multinational company, which owns the popular brand Zara, is sending 20,000 brand-new angora sweaters, coats, and other garments—worth nearly $900,000—to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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