PETA’s 2021 Vegan Homeware Awards
Leather made from cactus, apples, and pineapple leaves, duvets crafted from recycled bottles, and even an eco-friendly dog bed won accolades in PETA’s fifth annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which recognise the designers and brands meeting the skyrocketing demand for sustainable, compassionate decor.
Apple leather is an innovative vegan option that helps avoid the cruelty and environmental destruction involved in the production of animal leather. Canadian furniture company Gus Design Group is experimenting with this bio-based material in its Gus* Modern range, creating sleek designs in shades of cognac and liquorice.
From a wool-free carpet to cushions without a single bird feather, TV presenter Jasmine Harman’s living room is entirely vegan, showcasing just how beautiful cruelty-free living can be. Jasmine, can we move in, please?
Another step towards a sustainable future, Desserto’s vegan leather is made from the locally grown nopal cactus in Mexico. This natural, organic fabric lends itself beautifully to furniture, proving that no animals have to be killed for a stylish home.
Best Down-Free Bedding
Enjoy a good night’s sleep knowing that no animals were harmed in the making of this vegan duvet. No geese or ducks were plucked for its filling, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Best Wool-Free Rug
Muted earthy tones and luxurious softness make this rug the perfect addition to a beautiful vegan home. Made from 100% organic cotton, it’s kind to the planet as well as to animals.
Best Feather-Free Cushion
Want to add some buzz to your interiors? This 100% vegan bee-print cushion will lend a quirky touch of style to your home, without the use of bird feathers.
Best Wool-Free Carpet
The carpet that spares sheep and sea animals. This innovative product is made without an ounce of wool, instead using ECONYL, a material crafted from recycled fibres including fishing nets abandoned in the ocean – comfort and consciousness for a cruelty-free home.
Best Leather-Free Sofa
One of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet, cork is widely used in handbags – but it can also lend its versatile properties to vegan home decor, like this comfortable, durable sofa from Australian brand Koala.
Best Faux-Fur Throw
This lightweight and luxurious throw from The White Company will make your bedroom even cosier, and you can rest assured that no animals had to suffer on fur farms for its production.
Best Companion Animal Accessory
Your four-legged friend deserves all the comfort in the world, so treat them with this dog bed from Project Blu. This resistant nest bed is super-comfortable as well as kind to the environment: it’s made from recycled plastic bottles.
Best Beeswax-Free Candle
Spread a scent of lavender, patchouli, and frankincense in your home with Find’s beeswax-free essential oil candle made with eco-friendly soya wax. This vegan candle creates a relaxed, tranquil ambiance without the use of toxic substances.
Essential Reading Award
Do you want to decorate your home the vegan way but have no clue where to begin? This guide by vegan interiors expert Aline Dürr offers information and inspiration, with everything you need to create your cruelty-free abode.
Always Choose Vegan
Thanks to brands such as our award winners, more and more cruelty-free options are available for shoppers who want to avoid leather, feathers, wool, and silk.
Animals are not ours to wear or decorate our homes with. Before their skin or hair reaches shop shelves, animals endure a life of misery, pain, frustration, and fear, and many are skinned alive.
Every time you reach for your wallet, you have a choice between standing up for animals or supporting the industries that exploit them. Find out more about vegan living: