Step by step, fashion has become a certain moral agent driving ethical behaviour and re-shaping the industry and consumer behaviour as such. The PETA Fashion Awards celebrate the labels, style icons, and forward-thinking designers that have succeeded in making significant statements for animals in 2019.
Chanel, Victoria Beckham and even Selfridges have created this year’s Best Luxury Fashion Moment by abandoning exotic skins, while H&M received a Progress Award for its Conscious Exclusive collection, featuring pineapple-leaf leather and orange-peel silk. Furthermore, Amsterdam Fashion Week has banned fur, receiving the Best International Fashion Moment for their achievement. ECOPEL and Stella McCartney were honoured with a Collaboration Award for KOBA, a recyclable, bio-based faux-fur fabric.
Other winners include also Hunter, awarded Best Vegan Outerwear for its “Vegan Edit” of jackets, bags, and rain boots. VIN + OMI, which was praised with an innovation Award for its revolutionary material made from nettles. Napapijri nabbed Best Down-Free Brand for its recyclable Infinity Skidoo jacket, white Ashoka took home the Best Vegan Bags prize for its apple-leather accessories. Leticia Credidio received the Designer to Watch award for her organic cotton and seaweed apparel. Nanushka won the Most Wanted Award for its Hide vegan leather puffer, a street-style favourite in 2019. Hemp Tailor was awarded with the Best Wool-Free Collection award for their vegan knitwear, while Sascha Camilli received the Essential Reading Award for her book Vegan Style.
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