PETA Vegan Homeware Awards 2018
Vegan eating and fashion are on the rise, as more and more people come to realise that you don’t need to harm animals to enjoy great food and an extensive choice of fashion essentials. But when it comes to a vegan lifestyle, it’s also about the items we fill our homes with.
The PETA Vegan Homeware Awards celebrate the products, brands, and designers at the top of their game.
Best Vegan Sofa
This stylish sofa is crafted with “performance wool” – which is actually not wool at all but a resistant, hard-wearing vegan fabric that will last for years, all without harming a hair on a sheep’s head.
Best Vegan Cushion
A down-free patterned cushion that’s a friend to the environment as well as to animals, it’s made entirely from recycled plastic bottles that have been transformed to create a material that “look[s] and feel[s] like wool”.
Best Faux-Sheepskin Rug
Decorating your cruelty-free home just got easier with this luxuriously soft faux-sheepskin rug that will add a cosy touch to any room.
Best Wool-Free Blanket
This blanket is an elegant home accessory that instantly makes any space feel warmer and more welcoming – without the cruelty of real wool.
Best Silk-Free Sheets
Made in Portugal from exquisite 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton, these sateen sheets are the ultimate in sophisticated bedroom decor – made even more luxurious by the fact that no silkworms had to die to create them.
Best Vegan Candle
Spread a revitalising scent of citrus and ginger in your home with this hand-poured soya-wax candle that spares bees needless suffering. The beautiful copper containers are a bonus!
Best Vegan Bedding
This warming yet lightweight down-free range of duvets and pillows will provide softness and comfort longer than down-filled bedding does.
Best Animal-Companion Home Accessory
Your cat will love these stylish modular wall climbers made with recycled plastic. They’re perfect for cat napping, climbing, and scratching. Use them separately or in creative combinations.
Innovative Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana uses vegan materials – including salt, soil, and clay – in every aspect of production. His unconventional creations are truly unique – check out his salt-covered stools or Dead Sea–clay furniture.
Vegan Home Award
Any decor-loving vegan would be green with envy at Suszi’s stunning London home – and with good reason! With a preference for dark colours, rich textures, and decadent details, she has created a truly covetable home using only cruelty-free furniture and accessories.
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: