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Williams-Sonoma Drops Alpaca Fleece After PETA Exposé

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Williams-Sonoma is nixing alpaca. The retail giant, which bills itself as the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer, has stopped sourcing alpaca fleece across its brands following a 2020 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) exposé that appeared to show animals being roughly shorn, cut open and left bleeding at a…

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