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Ikea, Zara, Anthropology win awards for cruelty free furnishings




Earlier this year IKEA, Zara Home, and Anthropologie were all recognised by PETA for their ethical homeware lines as well as the increasing amount in vegan furnishings offered. As part of PETA’s second annual Vegan Homeware Awards, which has been created to recognise companies for their dedication to providing quality homeware and furnishing goods that are vegan and cruelty-free.


While a lot of focus is given to nutrition, fashion and cosmetics, a sincere vegan lifestyle is also about other goods that we consume and use everyday. Throughout all homeware many animal-based textiles like leather sofas, feather-filled pillows, wool blankets, and even fur rugs can be found.


The director of PETA UK, Elisa Allen, told House Beautiful UK, “Compassionate consumers can adorn their abodes with the beautiful, cruelty-free winners of PETA’s Vegan Homeware Awards. PETA is delighted to honor the forward-thinking companies that are meeting the booming demand for vegan homes with fashionable and functional pieces that are sure to make every space shine.”


Each company was presented with the award for a specific item in its collection.


IKEA took home a win for its Fårdrup vegan sheepskin rug, while Zara was awarded ‘Best Wool-Free Blanket’ for its Plain Weave Multicolored Blanket.

Finally, Anthropologie was awarded for its Angelina Sofa in Turquoise. It was created with “performance wool,” a completely plant-based material that promises to both cushion and endure.

Other award categories include Best Silk-Free Sheets, Best Vegan Cushions, and Best Vegan Candle, among other essential home goods.


Of these three global homeware giants, IKEA has continuously proven its commitment to its conscious plant-based consumers, not just through the furniture it sells, but also through the food served in its in-store restaurants. The company has famously veganized its famous Swedish meatballs and has slowly rolled out its latest plant-based product, the vegan hot dog. After months of lengthy consumer trials, the hot dog received a 95% customer approval rating and is now available in select European and North American locations. And it hasn’t stopped there. The company also launched a vegan soft serve ice cream While the new vegan options aren’t fully available yet across the pond yet, it is said to roll out fully in 2019.


For a full comprehensive list of awardees, visit the award’s webpage.



Team Panda

18th October 2018

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