IKEA, Zara Win at PETA’s First Ever Vegan Homeware Awards
Shopping vegan might be easier than you think. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced this week the first ever winners of their Vegan Homeware Awards, and some big names are among the mix.
"As demand for compassionate and sustainable homeware grows – in line with soaring interest in vegan living – the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards celebrate the best designs and innovations for a cruelty-free home," the activist organization said in a press release. "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."
The awards spread across fourteen different categories—from sheets to office chairs to innovative materials. IKEA was named best faux sheepskin for their ever popular (and at just $14.99, super affordable) TEJN rug, while Zara Home won for best wool free curtains.
"Home is where the heart is – and compassionate consumers are driving the demand for beautiful vegan homeware," said PETA director Elisa Allen. "Forward-thinking designers are experimenting with sustainable and cutting-edge vegan materials and offering a great variety of cruelty-free choices to suit every home and budget."
Check out all the winners below:
Best Vegan Sofa: Rockett St George Faux Cowhide Vintage Style 2 Seater Sofa
Best Vegan Leather Home Office Chair: MADE Keira Office Chair
Best Faux Sheepskin Rug: IKEA TEJN Rug
Best Vegan Candle: Pacifica Soy Candles
Best Cruelty Free Home Fragrance: Le Labo
Best Faux Fur Throw: Heal’s Lynx Faux Fur Throw
Best Wool Free Blanket: Oliver Bonas Woven Stripe Pom Pom Throw
Best Feather Free Cushion: Monsoon Square Tassel Cushion (Note: only viewable on UK site)
Best Silk Free Sheets: Habitat Washed Sateen Range
Best Vegan Mattress: John Lewis Memory Collection Mattresses
Best Down Free Bedding: Debenhams "Feels Like Down" Microfiber Duvet
Best Wool Free Curtains: Zara Home Grey Velvet Curtain
Innovation Award: Šimon Kern for the Beleaf Chair
"Slovakian designer Šimon Kern has crafted a unique chair made from a mixture of recycled leaves and bio-resin."
Influencer Award: Emily Turnbull, Studio Can Can: Vegan Interior Design and Build
"Award-winning designer Emily Turnbull has created compassionate modern interiors for Fred Perry stores, eateries – including vegan café The Den, ‘vish’ and chips van Battered – hotels, and private homes."