South African Mohair Threatened by H&M, Zara Ban

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A PETA video footage from Angora goat farms in South Africa which showed goats being dragged and sustaining injuries from shearing, has resulted in a ban on mohair by almost 70 clothing retailers, including Hennes & Mauritz AB, Esprit Holdings and Inditex - threatening the demise of the $117 million industry in South Africa, the world’s biggest producer of the mohair fiber.

South Africa produces about 50 percent of the world’s mohair and exports mainly to countries in Asia and Europe. Mohair from South Africa is used to make suits by companies such as Ermenegildo Zegna Group. 

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