PETA UK Vegan Fashion Awards 2013

 

PETA Approved Vegan LogoFrom the catwalk to the high street, the range of cruelty-free clothing available right now is truly exciting. The writing’s on the wall: ethical wardrobes have gone mainstream. More and more fashion lovers want to know that their beautiful outfit doesn’t conceal an ugly secret — the cruel abuse and slaughter of animals.

This year, we’ve teamed up with celebrity designers Sadie Frost and Meg Mathews to launch our first-ever PETA UK Fashion Awards to celebrate some of the best cruelty-free creations on the market. The winners show just how easy it is to get the look of leather, fur, wool, silk, down and exotic skins without harming a hair on an animal’s head.

So drum roll, please, while we announce this year’s winners!!!

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    MOST STYLISH HANDBAG:
    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DERBY BAG (£500)

    This iconic tartan bag is the perfect addition to any kind person’s wardrobe — after all, leather handbags are so over. A long-time vegetarian, designer Dame Vivienne swore off fur in 2007 after learning how animals are trapped and killed in the fur industry — she even donated her remaining fur items to PETA!

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    MOST STYLISH MEN’S BAG:
    TED BAKER NON-LEATHER HOLDALL (£139)

    Real men are kind to animals. This practical and stylish “man bag” from Ted Baker combines classic design with ethical, vegan materials — what’s not to love?!

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    MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S SHOES:
    STELLA MCCARTNEY FAUX-PYTHON PUMPS (£425)

    No animals were harmed in the making of these show-stopping faux-python shoes from Stella — a designer who, with her commitment to using “fabrics that don’t bleed”, is at the forefront of compassionate fashion.

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    MOST STYLISH MEN’S SHOES:
    H&M IMITATION SUEDE BOOTS (£29.99)

    With pleather and micro-suede shoes readily available on the high street, conscientious shoppers are now spoilt for choice! We just loved these great-looking boots from H&M that nabbed the top spot.

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    MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S OUTERWEAR:
    NEW LOOK PLEATHER JACKET (£34.99)

    Fast fashion meets compassion: if you’re into biker chic, now you can get the look without the guilt, thanks to this edgy faux-leather creation from New Look. It’s a steal, too, with its affordable high-street price tag.

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    MOST STYLISH MEN’S OUTERWEAR:
    BURTON PEA COAT (£60)

    Throw out your outmoded wool togs and instead keep warm with this smart and timeless pea coat from Burton. The only difference you’ll notice is your lighter conscience.

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    MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S KNITWEAR:
    TOPSHOP JUMPER (£34)

    Topshop’s texture-tastic cream and lime jumper pays tribute to the neon trend — and to animals, since it’s free from wool, silk and other products of cruelty.

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    MOST STYLISH MEN’S KNITWEAR:
    ALL SAINTS JUMPER (£75)

    We love the subtle camouflage stitching on this All Saints crew sweater. But what makes it a real winner is its lightweight animal-free fabric. Remember: ladies love a compassionate man.

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    MOST STYLISH SNEAKERS:
    ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY (£150)

    In these gorgeous lemon-coloured tennis shoes, you’ll be taking game, set and match in animal-friendly style. Yet another vegan pleaser from British Fashion Designer of the Year, Stella.

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    MOST STYLISH GADGET ACCESSORY:
    FRENCH CONNECTION SNAKE IPAD SLEEVE (£45)

    Cheer yourself up with this colourful iPad sleeve, and cheer up reptiles at the same time — because the bright pink “snakeskin” on this cute accessory is fake!

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    MOST STYLISH PURSE:
    FLOOZIE BY FROST FRENCH ZIP-AROUND PURSE (£25)

    Keep your cash pretty with this elegant leather-look purse. With its delicate retro detailing and cruelty-free credentials, this super-cute item will add a touch of class to any handbag.

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    MOST STYLISH WALLET:
    RIVER ISLAND EMBOSSED WALLET (£15)

    Classic, affordable, vegan: you can’t go wrong with this functional and unfussy foldover wallet from River Island.