Vegan food and fashion choices are growing in popularity, but if you want to bring more vegan guests to your residence, you may also want to consider the furnishings inside your living spaces.
A lot of major retailers do not sell vegan-friendly furniture or even consider it as an option. Leather upholstery, cowhide rugs and a multitude of other household items found in most living rooms and hotel suites are made from animal products, often unbeknown to even the owners
The 2018 PETA Homeware Vegan Awards were hosted in June, celebrating the best vegan brands, designers and products.
Anthropologie’s Angelina Sofa won the Best Vegan Sofa award IKEA’s FARDUP rug won the best faux-sheepskin rug category.
Other brands recognised by PETA in the awards are Zara for Best Wool-Free Blanket, The White Company for their silk-free sheets, as well as Vegan Bunny for their Vegan candles.
Suszi Saunders won the Vegan Home Award for her stunning London home decorated entirely with cruelty-free furniture and accessories.
PETA said that, in addition to being much more kind to animals, vegan fabrics and materials – natural and synthetic – make much less of an environmental impact compared to the devastation caused by factory farming and chemicals used to treat animal-derived materials.