PETA Vegan Homeware Awards 2020
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.
Compassionate Designer Award
Designer Emma Hooton is dedicated to creating beautiful homes – without using any animal-derived materials. Helping clients decorate deluxe abodes that are as comfortable as they are stylish, she has worked with a variety of spaces, from city lofts to country retreats.
In its latest launch, Ultrafabrics takes vegan leather beyond oil-derived materials, experimenting with plant-based fibres. Ultraleather Volar Bio is made from corn-derived materials and comes in a variety of mineral-inspired shades.
This eye-catching footstool from vegan decor company Weaver Green is water-resistant and easy to clean – and it’s kind to the planet, too: like many of the brand’s designs, it was created using recycled plastic bottles.
Hard-wearing and versatile, this carpet will add a natural touch to any interior. Made from seagrass, it’s eco-friendly and kind to animals – as the design is wool-free, no sheep were beaten or tortured in its making.
Best Animal-Themed Duvet Cover
Made of organic cotton, this duvet cover set is part of H&M Home’s Conscious collection – and its whimsical pattern makes it perfect for kids who care about wild animals.
Give your home a touch of luxe with this super-soft throw in latte. Faux-fur brand Helen Moore offers a variety of animal-free fur homeware designs that no animals suffered or died for.
Best Vegan Home Fragrance
It’s the perfect way to freshen up your space – bring a woody, oriental hint of geranium and patchouli to your home with this vegan and cruelty-free room spray from Aesop.
Snuggle up with this soft and cosy cable-knit blanket in cobalt blue. This Ralph Lauren Home design is made without wool, sparing sheep the misery of being beaten, kicked, and violently shorn in the wool trade.
Best Companion-Animal Accessory
Your animal companion will love this comfortable cushion bed from Noggins & Binkles – and the vegan design is also planet-friendly, as it’s made from recycled plastic bottles and stuffed with down-free vegan filler.
This classic design from Chesterfields of England is now available in vegan leather – making it the perfect choice for a stylish cruelty-free home. This timeless piece will bring elegance to your living room, without the cruelty and environmental destruction of leather.
Forward-thinking bedding brand Panda specialises in a plant-based fabric made from bamboo – which can be cultivated without fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. Long-lasting and soft to the touch, its vegan range is the ultimate choice for a great night’s sleep.
Best Vegan Innovation Event
This innovative exhibition focused on the many uses of mushroom-derived materials in textiles, architecture, and decor. Aiming to reimagine our relationship with the planet, 40 leading creatives came together to explore eco-friendly design.
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: