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Mohair SA’s sustainability journey is not yet over

“ The mohair industry has been vilified in recent years with negative publicity from animal rights groups. In addition, it has faced pressure from the world’s most influential fashion and homewear brands to formalise an industry-wide code of good practice to govern the treatment of animals on farms.

Together, these pressures posed a severe threat to South Africa’s mohair industry. On the line was the unimaginable collapse of an entire industry, the casualties of which would be the 30 000 dependents whose livelihoods rely on it, as well as 900 000 Angora goats.

Despite this weighing heavily on our shoulders, those dedicated to the industry chose to view the glass as half full. For every negative sentiment, there

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