Nasty Gal Drops Angora Wool After PETA Appeal

Retailer's Move Follows Exposé Revealing That Fur Is Torn From Skin of Live Rabbits

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2016

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Los Angeles – Since its launch by #GIRLBOSS author Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal has grown into an online retail giant with two stores in Los Angeles—but the one thing you won’t find among Nasty Gal’s stylish looks is angora wool. After learning from PETA that fur is ripped from the skin of live rabbits on angora farms, the company joined more than 120 top brands—including H&M, Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and many more—in banning angora wool.

“A true ‘girl boss’ wants nothing to do with an industry that rips fur out of screaming rabbits’ skin,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The future of fashion is kind, not cruel, which is exactly why retailers like Nasty Gal are lining up to join PETA’s list of angora-free brands.”

In its landmark exposé of the angora wool industry, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—reveals that some rabbits used for angora scream in pain as their fur is ripped out. Others are cut or sheared and invariably wounded by sharp tools as they struggle desperately to escape. These intelligent, social animals spend years isolated in small, filthy wire cages.

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