Dallas Fashion Blogger Wins ‘Cruelty-Free Home of the Year’ Contest

PETA and OBJEKT©International Recognize Molly Tuttle of FashionVeggie.com for Luxe Animal-Friendly Home Design

For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Dallas – The search is over: PETA and the award-winning luxury interior-design magazine OBJEKT©International have selected the winner of their first-ever nationwide Cruelty-Free Home of the Year contest, and Dallas resident Molly Tuttle—the vegan fashion blogger behind FashionVeggie.com—has nabbed the inaugural title.

Tuttle’s minimalist-style home is 100 percent vegan—containing no leather, wool, or down—and the only animal fur you’ll find is on her three rescued pups. The statement piece in her living room is a vegan leather sofa, complete with funky down-free pillows that she snagged at Dallas vintage store The Gypsy Wagon. The walls are adorned with cruelty-free paint, while a down-free comforter and more vintage finds deck out her bedroom. In the bathroom, vintage glass containers, matte black-penny tile, and natural raw-wood walls are the perfect backdrop for a relaxing bubble bath—with bath products that weren’t tested on animals, of course.

“You won’t find any cow-skin leather sofas or wool rugs made from battered sheep in this fashionable Texan’s home—just top-quality, stylish vegan furnishings,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is recognizing Molly Tuttle for showing how easy it is to live surrounded by your animal-friendly values.”

Vegan home furnishings spare animals immense suffering. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—has documented that sheep are beaten, punched, kicked, and even killed by impatient shearers in the wool industry. Animals killed for fur are caged, bludgeoned, electrocuted, and even skinned alive. Cows endure all the horrors of the meat industry—including castration, branding, and dehorning—before they’re skinned for leather, and birds used for down spend their entire lives in crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit.

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