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Pledge: Topshop will not see angora in their future collections

Topshop, as well as the whole of the Arcadia Group of which it is part, has put a permanent ban on angora following reports of animal cruelty.

The Arcadia Group had already pledged to stop producing angora products while reports that rabbits in Chinese angora farms were being maltreated, were investigated.

Now, it is has committed to putting a permanent ban on including angora in further collections, although it will continue to sell existing stock.

This means that Dorothy Perkins, BHS, Burton, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman and Wallis will all be angora-free in the future.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Arcadia Group said: 'Arcadia Group will no longer source angora. We will continue to trade through current stock and commitment.'

Other brands that have permanently banned angora from their future collections include Cos, John Lewis, Asos, Marks & Spencer and New Look among others.

Zara has put a temporary halt on the production of angora products, but has yet to commit to a permanent ban.

It looks like the high-street could be completely angora-free in the not-too-distant future...

Olivia Marks

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