Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein Jeans and Dr Martens Among Winners of Vegan Fashion Awards
For Immediate Release:
17 November 2015
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STELLA MCCARTNEY, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, CALVIN KLEIN JEANS AND DR MARTENS AMONG WINNERS OF VEGAN FASHION AWARDS
PETA Announces Winning Fur-, Wool- and Leather-Free Designs
London – As more people learn how easy it is to be kind to animals by choosing vegan leather, faux fur, mock croc and other cruelty-free garments, more and more top designers and high-street retailers are meeting the demand for top-quality vegan fashion. In recognition, PETA is celebrating the very best animal-free clothing and accessories with the third annual Vegan Fashion Awards.
Some of this year’s winners include Vivienne Westwood (Most Stylish Handbag), Stella McCartney (Most Stylish Women’s Wallet), Calvin Klein Jeans (Most Stylish Men’s Knitwear), Shrimps (Most Stylish Women’s Coat), Simone Rocha (Most Stylish Evening Bag) and Dr Martens (Most Stylish Men’s Boots).
“These are exciting times as compassionate consumers change the face of fashion. Animal-free fashion is the future”, says PETA’s Yvonne Taylor. “Forward-thinking designers are experimenting with innovative, high-tech materials that are vegan and, therefore, more eco-friendly and offering ethical consumers a vast array of cruelty-free choices – from high-street to high-end.”
Other retailers to take home prizes include Freedom of Animals, Zara, Esprit, H&M, Bourgeois Boheme and Ananas Anam – the company behind Piñatex, a new innovative faux leather made from pineapple leaves that’s wowing top designers. Shelly Vella – who recently left her 14-year position as Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan, during which she spearheaded several anti-fur campaigns and implemented bans on pelts and exotic skins in photo shoots, wins the Influencer Award.
For more information and to see all the winners, please visit PETA.org.uk