PETA Vegan Fitness Awards 2018
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts in all fields are choosing to eat vegan, reporting that the benefits include more energy, better digestion, and faster recovery. But when it comes to a vegan workout, it’s about not only the foods that fuel us but also the clothes we wear and the beauty products we use.
The PETA Vegan Fitness Awards celebrate the products, athletes, and influencers at the top of their game.
Best Vegan Outerwear
Sweaty Betty Exploration Softshell Jacket
Proving that style and ethics are natural partners when it comes to sportswear, hip London label Sweaty Betty has shunned cruelly obtained down feathers in favour of cutting-edge PrimaLoft insulation – which is waterproof, warm, and light.
Best Vegan Base Layer
Helly Hansen Lifa Active
Founded in Norway, Helly Hansen is well versed in innovation for cold climates. Lifa, the brand’s own vegan fabric, makes for the perfect base layer – with no need for merino wool from abused sheep. It simultaneously traps body heat while allowing sweat to wick away, and it’s 100 per cent recyclable.
Best Vegan Sports Bag
Adidas by Stella McCartney Gym Bag Multi
In her long-term partnership with Adidas, which has included designing Team GB’s Olympic kit, Stella McCartney – whose brand uses no fur, leather, or feathers – has seamlessly brought her trademark modern style and animal- and eco-friendly ethos into the sports world. This versatile gym bag works from a fitness class to the yoga studio and can be worn as a rucksack or shopper.
Best Vegan Slogan Top
Bazaar de Luxe Vegan Power Tank
Belgian vegan fashion brand Bazaar de Luxe makes it easier than ever to show your values and spread the word about compassionate living while working out. This ethically produced tank is guaranteed to draw attention in the gym for all the right reasons.
Best Vegan Leggings
Sundried Ruinette 2.0 Women’s Leggings
Sustainably made in Portugal from a premium vegan fabric blend, Sundried’s Ruinette leggings offer complete freedom to move and are easy to match with your favourite slogan tee.
Best Vegan Trainers
ASOS 4505 Trainer in Grey With Yellow Strap Detail
From ASOS’ new active-wear range, these fashion-forward trainers are sporty and sustainable. Leather-free, they’re made of lightweight and breathable vegan materials
Best Vegan Energy Food
Deliciously Ella Cacao & Almond Energy Ball
From plant-based food guru Ella Mills, this all-natural energy ball is made using only six ingredients: dates, cacao, almonds, coconut oil, roasted nut butter, and a pinch of salt. It’s a healthy, tasty, and totally vegan way to get that pre-gym energy boost.
Best Vegan Protein Product
Many vegan foods – including nuts, seeds, pulses, and certain vegetables – are naturally high in protein. For those looking to boost their intake, Vega’s Clean Protein can be added to baked goods or smoothies and is a powerhouse blend of premium plant-based protein sources, including pea, hemp, pumpkin, and alfalfa.
Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Sports Bag Essentials
Le Labo has your sports bag body- and hair-care essentials covered with its 75-millilitre bottles of hinoki shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. The perfect way to unwind after a workout, this collection is inspired by Japanese Buddhist temples and has the warming scent of the hinoki tree. The brand debuted its body, hair, and face range last year to rave reviews – and the plant-based products are PETA US Beauty Without Bunnies–approved cruelty-free and vegan.
Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Cleansing Wipes
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wipes
When you need a quick cleanse on the go, these handy wipes are the ideal solution. Perfect for carrying in your gym bag, they are made with purifying organic tea tree oil and remove make-up and impurities to leave your skin feeling fresh.
Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Deodorant
Keeping you fresh during your workout, this unisex deodorant from stylish Australian brand Aesop is made with a blend of luxurious essential oils – and it’s completely free of aluminium, animal-derived ingredients, and cruelty.
Developed in Italy using 100 per cent regenerated yarn from waste materials such as fishing nets and old carpets, ECONYL has been used in items from socks to swimsuits and by an impressive host of brands, including Adidas and Finisterre.
Vegan Athlete Award
Athlete Fiona Oakes’ achievements are testament to the benefits of fuelling up on nutritious vegan foods. A three-time world record holder, she is the fastest woman to run a marathon on all seven continents and has tackled tough terrain from the Sahara to the North Pole. Committed to promoting a vegan lifestyle through her running, when she’s not in her trainers, she cares for more than 400 rescued animals at Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary.
Vegan Influencer Award
Dedicated to spreading the message of compassion, Stefanie Moir uses her platform to speak out about a healthy vegan lifestyle while offering plenty of workout tips. Strong, beautiful, and warm-hearted, she inspires many of her fans to follow in her footsteps.
A compassionate plant-based diet is the obvious choice for people who want to prevent cruelty to animals and improve their health. It’s becoming more and more popular every day, and as a result, vegan options abound in restaurants, in supermarkets, and on the high street.
So what are you waiting for? Try vegan today.