Interviews With Award-Winning Designers, Shopping Discounts, and More
For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – As shoppers become more concerned about where their clothes and accessories come from—and whether any animals were harmed for their production—the popularity of leather-, wool-, down-, and fur-free fashion is skyrocketing. That’s why, for the first time, PETA is recognizing the best animal-friendly contributions to the fashion world through its Vegan Fashion Awards, with categories such as “Most Stylish Outerwear,” “Most Stylish Heel,” and “Most Talented New Designer” and winners ranging from Stella McCartney to gx by Gwen Stefani to rag & bone to New York & Company.
“The winners of PETA’s awards prove how easy it is to find clothing and accessories that are as chic as they are kind to animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “No matter your style or budget, you can show the world who you are and what you stand for by making fashion choices that don’t harm a hair—or a feather—on any animal’s head.”
Visitors to PETA.org can find the full list of winners as well as a video in which PETA vegan fashion coordinator Christina Sewell introduces this year’s trends and invites viewers to share their favorite vegan ensembles on social media. The site also includes interviews with the designers who won top honors: Most Talented New Designer Stephanie Nicora of California-based eco-friendly shoe producer Nicora Johns and Most Influential Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture—which, in honor of the awards, is offering a limited-time-only discount on spring clothing and outerwear for PETA friends.
Other designers and retailers taking home prizes include Cri de Coeur, Novacas, TOMS, PUMA, Ann Taylor, Brave GentleMan, Fred Perry, Matt & Nat, and John Bartlett.