The White Company and Little Greene Among Winners of PETA’s 2023 Vegan Homeware Awards
London – Luxurious silk-free sheets, a range of decadent vegan candles, and a chair in pineapple leather are among the items chosen as winners in PETA’s seventh annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which recognise the designers and companies meeting the growing demand for eco-conscious, animal-free home decor.
The White Company took home the Best Wool-Free Rug award for its Jute Round Rug made with plaited Indian jute, while Snug nabbed Best Vegan Sofa for its vegan-friendly range. Designer Tamasine Osher won Best Statement Piece for her Purton Chair in Piñatex, a leather made from pineapples. The prize for Best Wool-Free Throw went to Piglet in Bed for its Warm Blue Café au Lait Textured Cotton Throw, and candle label Sun.Day of London was awarded Best Vegan Candles for its beeswax-free range, which uses plant waxes such as coconut.
Other winners include Little Greene, whose eco- and animal-friendly paints won the Best Vegan Paint award; Devon Duvets, which nabbed the award for Best Down-Free Bedding for its vegan duvet range made from wood-pulp cellulose; Touché, whose luxe silk-free eucalyptus bed sheets took home the Best Silk-Free Sheets award; kitchen appliance company Milky Plant, which won Best Kitchen Accessory for its at-home plant-milk maker; and interior designer Chloe Bullock, whose company Materialise Interiors was presented with the Compassionate Designer award.
“Decorating your home without cruelty to animals is easier than it’s ever been,” says PETA Vice President of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is celebrating the forward-thinking companies showing that home decor can be kind and compassionate, without sacrificing style.”
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. Silk is made by killing silkworms – often by boiling them alive. Not only are vegan home furnishings kind to animals, they also have a much smaller carbon footprint than those made from animal-derived materials, as animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of the climate catastrophe.
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 Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram.
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