Ralph Lauren, John Lewis, and H&M Among Winners of Vegan Homeware Awards 2020
For Immediate Release:
1 June 2020
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Ralph Lauren, John Lewis, And H&M Among Winners Of Vegan Homeware Awards 2020
From Seagrass Carpet to Luxury Vegan Leather Sofas, PETA Celebrates Compassionate Home Decor
London – As interest in sustainable, compassionate living continues to skyrocket, PETA’s fourth annual Vegan Homeware Awards recognise this year’s top designs and innovations that guarantee a stylish, cruelty-free home.
H&M Home has won Best Animal-Themed Duvet Cover for its organic-cotton patterned duvet cover set from the Conscious collection, vegan interior design team Studio Hooton received the Compassionate Designer award; John Lewis & Partners nabbed the Best Wool-Free Carpet award for its Alternative Flooring Seagrass Flatweave Carpet; the award for Best Wool-Free Blanket went to Ralph Lauren Home for its Cable-Knit Cotton Throw; Aesop was awarded Best Vegan Home Fragrance for its Cythera Aromatique Room Spray; Panda was awarded Best Vegan Bedding for its range made with bamboo; and the Best Companion-Animal Accessory award was won by Noggins & Binkles for its luxury pillow beds for dogs and cats.
Other winners include faux-leather supplier Ultrafabrics, which received the Innovation Award for its plant-based, eco-friendly Ultraleather Volar Bio vegan leather; Helen Moore, winner of the Best Fur-Free Throw award for its Latte Faux Fur Comforter Throw; Weaver Green, which was awarded Best Vegan Footstool for its Andalucia Zahara Footstool, made with recycled plastic bottles; Chesterfields of England, which won Best Vegan Sofa for its timelessly elegant Chelsea design in vegan leather; and Somerset House, which won the Best Vegan Innovation Event award for its exhibition “Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi”, highlighting mushroom-derived fabrics as a future factor in design.
“Today’s compassionate consumers want to adorn their abodes with beautiful, animal-friendly decor,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is celebrating the innovative brands creating stylish pieces that no animal had to die for.”
PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”, has released several exposés revealing that many animals killed for leather endure castration, branding, and tail-docking without painkillers before finally being skinned and dismembered – even while they’re still conscious. Terrified geese are painfully “live-plucked” for their feathers, 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’s minor compared to the devastation caused by animal agriculture, which is one of the leading causes of climate change.
For more information on each category and photos of all the winners, please visit PETA.org.uk.