Friday, November 10, 2017

PETA Names 2017 Award Winners

From Faustine Steinmetz to Gucci, PETA reveals the brands and designers that it is recognising for their animal-friendly achievements this year. The luxury brand announced it's fur-free plans in October, joining the ranks of Armani, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, and Stella McCartney.

During London Fashion Week, Faustine Steinmetz held her first catwalk show, cementing her brand's animal- and eco-friendly credentials once more by continuing to shun fur, leather, and exotic skins in her designs.

Innovation Award: Vegea Wine Leather

The plant-derived leather, produced in Italy, is a vegan material made from the fibres and oils of grape marc.

Zayn Malik and Versus Versace's opted for vegan "eco-leather" to create a statement biker jacket, a miniskirt, and lace-up skinny trousers in their collaboration earlier this year.

In response to customer demands, YOOX NET-A-PORTER announced it would introduce a ban on fur and angora across all its platforms. "We have a strong sense of responsibility and recognise the importance of making a positive contribution to society," said the group's head of sustainability, Matteo James Moroni.

Rooney Mara's gown for the Vanity Fair Oscars party was fashioned from BIONIC®, an innovative recycled polyester made from recovered shoreline waste. Who says eco-friendly can't be elegant?

Instead of fur, leather, wool or feathers, Tiziano Guardini employs all manner of natural materials for his Green Carpet Fashion Awards couture designs. Raffia, pine bark and recycled fishing nets are among his favourite

Best Vegan Accessories: Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat's 100 per cent vegan designs prove that you need not sacrifice substance for style.

Best Vegan Shoes: Stella McCartney Elyse

A Stella signature, the Elyse has become one of the most recognisable – and imitated – shoes in fashion. Made from cruelty-free materials, they stay in line with the brand's ethos of "being a responsible, honest, and modern company".

Best Faux-Fur Brand: Jakke

Fast becoming synonymous for compassionate fashion, each one of Jakke's coats and jackets have a "Free From Fur" patch, allowing fans to proudly wear their fur-free status literally on their sleeves.

The British brand behind the famous PUFFA jackets has gone 100 per cent feather-free, using modern down alternatives that spare animals pain whilst being warmer, lighter and completely waterproof.

Best Wool-Free Brand: CROP

Knitting without wool, CROP's Kate Morris's garments are made from skin-friendly bamboo and organic cotton.

Best Vegan Slogan T-Shirts: Veganized World

There's bravery in being soft is one of the many slogans emblazoned on Veganized World's T-shirts, though they are also known for giving some iconic logos an animal rights-themed makeover.

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