Following years of urging by PETA, Brooks Brothers, the oldest retailer in the US, has confirmed that it has stopped ordering products made with exotic-animal skins. The retailer also stopped purchasing mohair in 2018 in response to a PETA investigation of South African angora goat farms.
“Behind every crocodile- or snake-skin item is an animal who experienced a violent, bloody death,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA thanks Brooks Brothers for protecting these vulnerable animals and points kind consumers to high-quality vegan materials that are the future of fashion.”
PETA also noted that as the world battles COVID-19, which originated in other exploited animals, Brooks Brothers’ decision is more critical than ever.