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Peta Fashion Awards

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Posted February 12, 2013 by Surita in Fashion

WESTWOOD, MCCARTNEY, H&M AND TOPSHOP AMONG WINNERS OF PETA FASHION AWARDS

 

From the catwalk to the high street, the range of cruelty-free clothing available right now is truly exciting. The writing’s on the wall: ethical wardrobes have gone mainstream. More and more fashion lovers want to know that their beautiful outfit doesn’t conceal an ugly secret — the cruel abuse and slaughter of animals.

London – With consumers becoming more and more concerned about the origins of the products that they buy, leather, faux fur and other cruelty-free fabrics are more popular than ever – and everyone from high-street retailers such as H&M and Topshop to top designers Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are meeting consumers’ demand for animal-free fashion. Now, PETA – with the help of judges Sadie Frost and Meg Mathews - is recognising the best cruelty-free contributions to the fashion world in the first-ever PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards. The awards mark the launch of PETA’s new logo, which designers and retailers can use to identify vegan clothes and accessories that they sell online or in stores.

 

“My two greatest passions are fashion and helping animals, so I was thrilled when PETA asked me to help judge their fashion awards”, says Frost, the founder of popular fashion and lingerie line Frost French. “It’s phenomenal how many retailers and top designers are using pleather, micro-suede and faux cashmere in their collections, and the quality is amazing. The new fabrics are kinder not only to animals but also to the environment. So with ethical consumerism on the rise – and its increasing importance to young people – retailers need to respond by using compassionately produced materials if they don’t want to be left behind.”

 

The winners include Vivienne Westwood for Most Stylish Handbag, Ted Baker for Most Stylish Men’s Bag, Stella McCartney for Most Stylish Women’s Shoes and H&M for Most Stylish Men’s Shoes.

 

Other retailers to take home prizes include TopshopNew LookAllSaints and BurtonBo Carter - known for her bright, playful designs and her refusal to use fur or leather – picked up the award for Most Talented New Designer.

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH HANDBAG:

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DERBY BAG

£500

This iconic tartan bag is the perfect addition to any kind person’s wardrobe — after all, leather handbags are so over. A long-time vegetarian, designer Dame Vivienne swore off fur in 2007 after learning how animals are trapped and killed in the fur industry — she even donated her remaining fur items to PETA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH MEN’S BAG: 

TED BAKER NON-LEATHER HOLDALL

£139

Real men are kind to animals. This practical and stylish “man bag” from Ted Baker combines classic design with ethical, vegan materials — what’s not to love?!

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MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S SHOES:

STELLA MCCARTNEY FAUX-PYTHON PUMPS 

£425

No animals were harmed in the making of these show-stopping faux-python shoes from Stella — a designer who, with her commitment to using “fabrics that don’t bleed”, is at the forefront of compassionate fashion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH MEN’S SHOES:

H&M IMITATION SUEDE BOOTS 

£29.99

With leather and micro-suede shoes readily available on the high street, conscientious shoppers are now spoilt for choice! We just loved these great-looking boots from H&M that nabbed the top spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S OUTERWEAR:

NEW LOOK LEATHER JACKET

£34.99

Fast fashion meets compassion: if you’re into biker chic, now you can get the look without the guilt, thanks to this edgy faux-leather creation from New Look. It’s a steal, too, with its affordable high-street price tag.

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MOST STYLISH MEN’S OUTERWEAR:

BURTON PEA COAT 

£60.00

Throw out your outmoded wool togs and instead keep warm with this smart and timeless pea coat from Burton. The only difference you’ll notice is your lighter conscience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH WOMEN’S KNITWEAR:

TOPSHOP JUMPER

 £34.00

Topshop’s texture-tastic cream and lime jumper pays tribute to the neon trend — and to animals, since it’s free from wool, silk and other products of cruelty.

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MOST STYLISH MEN’S KNITWEAR:

ALL SAINTS JUMPER 

£75.00

We love the subtle camouflage stitching on this All Saints crew sweater. But what makes it a real winner is its lightweight animal-free fabric. Remember: ladies love a compassionate man.

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MOST STYLISH SNEAKERS:

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY 

£150.00

In these gorgeous lemon-coloured tennis shoes, you’ll be taking game, set and match in animal-friendly style. Yet another vegan pleaser from British Fashion Designer of the Year, Stella.

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MOST STYLISH GADGET ACCESSORY:

FRENCH CONNECTION SNAKE IPAD SLEEVE 

£45.00

Cheer yourself up with this colourful iPad sleeve, and cheer up reptiles at the same time — because the bright pink “snakeskin” on this cute accessory is fake!

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MOST STYLISH PURSE:

FLOOZIE BY FROST FRENCH ZIP-AROUND PURSE

 £25.00

Keep your cash pretty with this elegant leather-look purse. With its delicate retro detailing and cruelty-free credentials, this super-cute item will add a touch of class to any handbag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOST STYLISH WALLET:

RIVER ISLAND EMBOSSED WALLET

 £15.00

Classic, affordable, vegan: you can’t go wrong with this functional and unfussy foldover wallet from River Island.

Okay so with designer items come designer prices, but what’s important here is that designers and clothes brands are moving towards animal friendly products which is amazing and long overdue!


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