White Company, Jasmine Harman, and H&M Among Winners of PETA’s 2021 Vegan Homeware Awards

 

White Company, Jasmine Harman, and H&M Among Winners of PETA’s 2021 Vegan Homeware Awards

London – Leather made from cactus and pineapple leaves, duvets crafted from recycled bottles, and even an eco-friendly dog bed snagged prizes in PETA’s fifth annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which recognise the designers and brands meeting the skyrocketing demand for sustainable, compassionate decor.

A Place in the Sun host Jasmine Harman won this year’s Influencer Award for her headline-grabbing all-vegan living room makeover, and Aline Dürr’show-to guide Vegan Interior Design took home the Essential Reading Award. The Innovation Award went to Gus* Modern for its luxurious AppleSkin Leather designs made from upcycled apple cores and peels, and the Material Award went to Desserto for its eco-friendly cactus leather.

Other winners include Sedna, which took home the Best Wool-Free Carpet award for its luxurious carpet made with ocean plastic waste; Duvet Hog’s fluffy Original Eco-Friendly Vegan Dduvet made from recycled plastic bottles, which snagged the title of Best Down-Free Bedding; Vegan Haven’s cheery Ceylon Hortus cushion, which won Best Feather-Free Cushion; H&M, which won Best Wool-Free Rug for its earth-toned organic all-cotton design; and Koala, whose cork sofa took the title of Best Leather-Free Sofa. The White Company won Best Faux-Fur Throw for its Super-Soft collectionProject Blu nabbed Best Companion Animal Accessory for its Danube Eco Dog Bed, made from recycled polyester; and Find took home the Best Beeswax-Free Candles award for its CalmLight essential oil candle, made from plant-based wax.

No kind person today would dream of dragging a sofa made of cows’ skin or a pillow stuffed with a goose’s feathers into their home,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is celebrating the trendsetting brands that are creating the stylish, animal-friendly designs that today’s compassionate consumers want.”

PETA exposés have revealed that animals killed for leather endure castration, branding, and tail-docking, all without painkillers; feathers are plucked from terrified geese while they are still alive; and for wool, workers punch, kick, and even kill gentle sheep in shearing sheds. Vegan home furnishings are far kinder 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.

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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