John Lewis, DFS, and Aldi Among Winners of PETA’s 2022 Vegan Homeware Awards

 

John Lewis, DFS, and Aldi Among Winners of PETA’s 2022 Vegan Homeware Awards

London – Luxurious animal-free bedding, a range of stylish vegan sofas, and a chic dog bed are among the items that snagged prizes in PETA’s sixth annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which recognise the designers and brands meeting the skyrocketing demand for sustainable, compassionate decor.

John Lewis took home the Best Wool-Free Mattress Award for its Classic Eco 1200 Pocket Spring Mattress made with recycled plastic bottles, while Aldi nabbed the Companion Animal Award for its Scalloped Dog Chair. The “PETA-Approved Vegan” sofa collection from DFS was given the award for Best Leather-Free Sofa Range. The prize for Best Wool-Free Throw went to Vegan Haven for its Diamond Gold Throw, and beauty brand Malin+Goetz was awarded Best Beeswax-Free Candle for its vegan and animal testing–free Mojito Candle.

Other winners include Dutch company Donkersloot, whose eco-friendly vegan carpet won the Best Wool-Free Carpet award; Mela, which nabbed the award for Best Down-Free Bedding for its eucalyptus Air DuvetLyZadie Design Studio, whose stylish TUI Stool took home the Best Statement Piece award; and interior design expert Deborah DiMare, author of the book Vegan Interiors, which was presented with the Essential Reading Award.

“Today’s conscious consumers want designs that no animal had to be beaten, slaughtered, or skinned for,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is celebrating the forward-thinking companies leading the way in the vegan interior design revolution.”

PETA exposés have revealed that animals killed for leather endure mutilations without any pain relief and are often still conscious when their throats are slit, geese and ducks are repeatedly plucked alive for their feathers, and in the wool trade, workers punch, kick, and stamp on sheep in shearing sheds. Vegan home furnishings are kind to animals and have a much smaller carbon footprint than those made from animal-derived materials, as animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change.

Photos of all winning products are available here. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]

 

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