Deepika Padukone’s 82⁰E, Anita Dongre, Hardik Pandya–Backed Aretto, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Shanaya Kapoor’s Collaboration With Miraggio Among PETA India’s 2023 Vegan Fashion Awards Winners

Posted on by Erika Goyal

Designers and retailers across India are rushing to meet the soaring demand for vegan fashion, and this World Vegan Month (November), PETA India is announcing the winners of its 2023 Vegan Fashion Awards. Please find the list of winners below.

  • Best Vegan Style Icon: Fashionable vegan Bollywood star Wamiqa Gabbi wins this award for being leather-free and a vocal advocate for animals.

  • Best Vegan Sneakers: Gorilla Lifestyle has created a fashion identity that is rooted in protecting animals’ lives.

  • Best Vegan Kids’ Shoes: Cricketer Hardik Pandya has backed Aretto’s innovative leather-free designs that are adjustable and can expand up to three sizes, accommodating the growth of the child wearing them.

  • Best Vegan Personal Care: Deepika Padukone’s 82°E is on a mission to make self-care cruelty-free, joyful, and effective.


  • Best Vegan Bags: Miraggio collaborated with Bollywood star Shanaya Kapoor to launch a line of leather-free, playful Valentine-themed bags that we love.

  • Best Vegan Women’s Shoes: Founded by Aradhana and Dhanraj Minawala, The CAI Store offers trendy, comfortable vegan shoes at affordable prices.

  • Best Vegan Men’s Shoes: Lusso Lifestyle, a men’s luxury vegan footwear brand founded by Bhaveen Doshi, uses top-of-the-line vegan microfibres for its products.


  • Best Vegan Accessories: Anita Dongre’s newest line of accessories is inspired by her love for animals and made using eco-friendly plant-based leather MIRUM®.

  • Best Vegan Leather: Banofi creates beautiful, versatile vegan leather from banana crop waste and was awarded the Hult Prize, presented by celebrity designer Stella McCartney.

PETA entities have released numerous videos revealing that workers hit, kick, and mutilate sheep for their wool during shearing; leave goats with bloody, gaping wounds at mohair and cashmere operations; slit the throats of cows and buffaloes for leather; ram metal rods down conscious crocodiles’ spines in the exotic-skins industry; suffocate, electrocute, and bludgeon animals to death on fur farms; and boil silkworms alive to produce silk. PETA India’s investigation into Mumbai’s Deonar slaughterhouse found appalling cruelty to animals for leather.

Turning animal skin into garments requires massive amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals that damage the environment. A Pulse of the Fashion Industry report revealed that leather, silk, and wool are among the most polluting materials in fashion.

You can make compassionate choices by only shopping vegan products.

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