PETA Vegan Homeware Awards 2019
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 Feather-Free Cushion
Add a chic touch to your space with this beautiful feather-free cushion from Hetty+Sam. Artist Elisabeth Fredriksson created the beautiful cover pattern exclusively for the vegan brand.
Best Wool-Free Rug
An eco-friendly home accessory that helps prevent sheep from being harmed for wool, this patterned rug will be a stylish addition to your abode – and as part of H&M’s sustainable Conscious Collection, it’s made entirely of recycled cotton.
Best Vegan Candle
This elegant candle is made with 100% pure soya wax and natural essences. The relaxing scent of basil blends beautifully with the energetic zest of the citrus fruits to bring atmosphere to any room.
Best Down-Free Bedding
Smartdown technology uses recycled plastic bottles to create a filling that mimics the sensation and properties of goose down without the cruelty involved in obtaining down feathers from birds. Bonus: Smartdown is more resistant than feathers are, guaranteeing comfort and cosiness for longer.
Best Companion-Animal Accessory
Your pup will love relaxing in this super-soft wool- and leather-free bed from Fetch. Covered with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles, this durable bed is a warm, comfortable spot that any dog will adore.
Best Wool-Free Blanket
This handwoven, Scandi-style cotton throw from vegan brand House of Kind has an on-trend, contemporary boho feel – with none of the cruelty or environmental destruction involved in producing wool blankets.
In one of the most exciting design moments of the year, French designer Philippe Starck created a 16-piece collection for Cassina’s Croque La Pomme installation, using apple industry waste to make vegan-friendly furniture. “We pretend not to hear the question, but we really need to find other solutions,” said Starck of his decision to work with vegan leather rather than animal skin.
Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven’s experiments with using vegan leather made from palm leaves have won him this year’s Innovation Award. This groundbreaking material can be created using only 5% of the water required to produce animal-derived leather and can be used for a variety of purposes.
Best Vegan Ottoman
A true statement piece – this wool-free ottoman is made using recycled plastic bottles. Soft yet sturdy, it is the perfect addition to any cruelty-free living room.
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 – are far kinder to the plant than 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: