PETA Vegan Homeware Awards 2017
As demand for compassionate and sustainable homeware grows – in line with soaring interest in vegan living – the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards celebrate the best designs and innovations for a cruelty-free home.
From vegan leather sofas, silk-free sheets, and faux-sheepskin rugs to the innovative microfibre technology that’s replacing down in bedding, here are our favourite animal-free homeware items of the year:
Best Faux-Sheepskin Rug
Best Vegan Sofa
Best Vegan Leather Home Office Chair
Best Vegan Candle
Best Cruelty-Free Home Fragrance
Best Faux-Fur Throw
Best Wool-Free Blanket
Best Feather-Free Cushion
Best Down-Free Bedding
Best Vegan Mattress
Best Silk-Free Sheets
Best Wool-Free Curtains
Šimon Kern – Beleaf Chair
Slovakian designer Šimon Kern has crafted a unique chair made from a mixture of recycled leaves and bio-resin.
Emily Turnbull – Studio Can Can: Vegan Interior Design and Build
Award-winning designer Emily Turnbull has created compassionate modern interiors for Fred Perry stores, eateries – including vegan café The Den, ‘vish’ and chips van Battered – hotels, and private homes.
Thanks to brands such as our award-winners, more and more cruelty-free options are becoming available for shoppers who want to avoid leather, feathers, wool, and silk.
PETA exposés have revealed that many animals killed for leather endure castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning without painkillers before finally being skinned and dismembered while they’re still conscious. Terrified geese are painfully live-plucked for their feathers in China, and workers punch and kick gentle sheep and even break their necks while violently shearing them for their wool. In addition to being kinder to animals, vegan fabrics – natural or synthetic – have an environmental footprint that is minor compared to the devastation caused by factory farming and by the chemicals that must be used to prevent animal-derived materials from decomposing in people’s homes.
You can vote with your wallet by choosing animal-free alternatives when you’re out shopping. Find out more about vegan living: