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After learning from PETA that in the cashmere industry, goats scream in pain as their hair is torn out, online home goods retailer Overstock.com banned products made from the material. The decision is another example of its stellar record on animal protection, which also includes bans on fur, badger hair, mohair, angora, alpaca, and exotic skins. To celebrate, we gave the company a Compassionate Business Award and sent over an adorable cake! We’ve also put together a list of some of our favorite animal-friendly home goods from Overstock.com to make your space cozier than ever.
Shop these cashmere-free finds from Overstock.com:
The two-tone Carson Carrington Ventspils Faux Cashmere Throw comes in a variety of colors to match any style.
If you prefer a more traditional vibe, Windsor Home’s Cashmere-Like Throw Blanket features a tartan plaid pattern. Both these options are made from animal-free materials that are durable and machine-washable—perfect for busy households with kids or animal companions.
For the bedroom, add extra-luxe comfort with the G.H. Bass Cable Knit Pinsonic Sherpa Comforter Set. Its cotton-polyester blend material is so soft that you’ll melt into it at the end of a long day.
Overstock.com has tons of other unique animal-free bedding materials, like this “imitation micro-mink” comforter filled with a warm down alternative—not birds’ feathers.
The online retailer is also your one-stop shop for rugs. Add this White Faux Sheepskin Area Rug to any space for a touch of warmth that no animal was killed for.
Handwoven jute is another option that adds a natural, textural element to a room. It’s available in a variety of patterns and colors, from this geometric style to this “coastal grandma” chic blue shade.
Keep animals in mind when you’re shopping for your home—look out for items made from cashmere, wool, fur, leather, down, or any other animal-derived material. With so many animal-friendly options on the market, there’s no reason to buy home decor made from goats, sheep, rabbits, cows, or any other animals.
While you’re at it, urge H&M to follow Overstock.com’s example by dropping cashmere and mohair:
Ask H&M to Stop Selling Cashmere and Mohair