Fashion retailer Boohoo has made a boo-boo:
Boohoo will no longer produce items made from wool.
The news comes after the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), launched an appeal calling on the online retailer to take a stand against the wool industry, which it claims is alarmingly abusive to sheep.
Now, the popular fashion company, whose brands include Boohoo, BoohooMan, Pretty Little Thing and Nasty Gal, has confirmed that as of autumn/winter 2019, it will “no longer knowingly source any wool products. . .
This is a UK company but how long before this virtue signaling, based on politics and emotion not science and animal welfare, spreads?
PETA pedals this nonsense and it’s difficult for the truth to counteract their lies.
No good shearer abuses sheep and no good farmers stand for shearers who abuse their stock.
Shearing isn’t cruel, rather the reverse is true.
Modern sheep have been bred to produce wool and if they’re not shorn their wool gets too long, causes overheating, hampers their movement, makes it more likely they’ll get cast and get fly-strike.
What’s more, wool is a much more environmentally-friendly option than synthetic alternatives which don’t degrade and pollute water by leaching microfibers when they’re washed.
It’s a natural, renewable product with fire-retardant properties. It doesn’t leach microfibres and it degrades easily when disposed of.
The company has made a ewe-turn:
Boohoo has announced it will continue using wool in its products, despite earlier promising to enforce a ban by the autumn. The online fashion retailer had faced a backlash after unveiling plans to stop selling items containing wool – with one sheep farmer telling Sky News he was “absolutely disgusted” by the ban. . .