Live Kindly, reports that Lacoste has joined the PETA inspired boycott of mohair by the fashion industry:
According to international animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Lacoste, along with Fast Retailing Co. – which owns a number of brands including Theory and Helmut Lang – banned mohair following the release of an exposé on the industry.
The exposé was filmed in South Africa, where half of the world’s mohair is sourced. It showed shearers – who are paid according to the amount of wool they produce and not hourly – rush through their work carelessly, leaving goats with painful open wounds. For animals who were no longer needed, workers sometimes cut their throats while still conscious.
Previously, Lacoste had agreed not to use Angora or Fur in its products.
“Lacoste and French advertising company BETC are ending 2020 by setting up an operation in favour of Apprentis d’Auteuil, a French association that has been working since 1866 for the education, training, and social and professional integration of young people throughout France.
Between 14 and 20 December, all orders sent to France from Lacoste.com will include a delivery slip for Apprentis d’Auteuil. This voucher will allow consumers to send one or more items of clothing to the association, from any brand, free of charge.”
Read more at B&T Magazine, or watch BETC’s and Lacoste’s Youtube video below:
The last amateur to win the US Women’s open was Rene Lacoste’s daughter Cathering Lacoste in 1967. Now, there’s a chance that an amateur may win the 2020 US Women’s Open again.
It has been 53 years since an amateur has won the U.S. Women’s Open. That could change this weekend.
More than half a century after Catherine Lacoste of France won in 1967 at The Homestead, two amateurs, Linn Grant and Kaitlyn Papp, sit within five-strokes of the 36-hole lead.
Grant, who also contended at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek but faded to a T-57 on the weekend, sits solo second after back-to-back rounds of 69. She’s at 4 under par. Papp, a Texas native enjoying a trip around her home state, sits T-3 with rounds of 71-68.