I liked the fit and feel of the socks. Not knowing what exactly is mohair, I googled it and came across: the mohair industry | PETA. Peta mentions rampant abuse, such as "Workers dragged goats by their horns and legs, threw them across the floor, mutilated them, and even cut the throats of fully conscious ones. Some shearers lifted the goats up off the floor by the tail, likely breaking it at the spine." This is just the mild cases, I will spare you the rest. I will contact Balega to put pressure on to not use mohair. I can't stand it that I in some way I am contributing to animal suffering. There is no need, when there is less greed.