ASOS bans the sale of feathers, mohair, cashmere and silk
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After its lauded decision to stop selling products made with mohair, online retail giant ASOS, which stocks more than 850 labels as well as its own lines, has confirmed that it is to ban cashmere, silk, down, and feathers by the end of January 2019.
"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) applauds ASOS for leading the charge for compassion in fashion," said Yvonne Taylor, director of corporate projects. "In response to PETA's campaigns, consumers are changing the face of the industry by demanding that designers and retailers ditch animal-derived materials in favour of cruelty-free alternatives that look great without causing suffering."