For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2020
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
In her time at Browns, Rogers has focused on sustainability efforts—and as PETA points out, the wool industry is a major producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and is driving ecological catastrophes like the wildfires in Australia (the world’s largest exporter of wool and Woolmark’s home), which have reportedly killed around 100,000 sheep on Kangaroo Island alone.
“Every single wool garment drives an industry that’s spewing out pollutants and fueling near-apocalyptic wildfires that are burning gentle sheep to death,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging Holli Rogers and the other judges to take a stand against wool by shunning this prize and championing truly sustainable all-vegan materials.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.