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As several major retailers temporarily ban the sale of Angora products in the wake of an undercover video showing alleged animal abuse at Angora farms in China, major clothing retailers Gap Inc. and Zara are holding out.
Update (Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.): Inditex, which owns Zara, released a statement on its website saying it will stop placing orders for Angora fur until it can be verified that its farms are in compliance with company requirements.
Update (Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.): Gap Inc. announced via Twitter on Wednesday that it will suspend orders of Angora while it “investigat[es] further.”
Angora fur, valued for being lightweight, warm and silky to the touch, is plucked or shorn from Angora rabbits about once every three months. The…
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