Marc Bouwer Boycotts Australian Wool

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Marc Bouwer

This little item was just on the British Vogue website. Celebrity designer Marc Bouwer has done so much for the animals who are used for clothing—and he’s at it again, this time taking a stand against the abusive treatment of sheep in the Australian wool industry:

AMERICAN designer Marc Bouwer has announced that he will refuse to use Australian wool in his collections and had written to Prime Minister John Howard to protest against the ill treatment of sheep there. “I recently learned from my friends at PETA how sheep are treated in Australia and am so appalled that I will be cutting all Australian wool from my future collections,” Bouwer wrote. “Your government’s failure to take steps toward enforcing an end to these crude practices reflects poorly on Australia’s standing as a wool supplier in the global fashion marketplace.” Abercrombie & Fitch and Timberland are among the labels who have joined the boycott of Australian wool in protest at barbaric and torturous slaughter methods.

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