For Immediate Release:
27 November 2014
Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]
Winners Chosen for Their Contribution to Ethical Fashion During World Vegan Month
Mumbai – During World Vegan Month (November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India – with help from the judges, actor Jacqueline Fernandez, Fashion Design Council of India President Sunil Sethi and National Institute of Fashion Technology Director General PK Gera – is recognising the best cruelty-free contributions to the fashion world in this year’s PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards. As shoppers are more concerned than ever about the origins of the products they buy, the use of pleather, faux silk, fake snake and other cruelty-free fabrics is on the rise – and everyone from high-street retailers such as Mango and PUMA to design stars such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee are meeting shoppers’ demand for animal-free fashion. The winners are listed below.
“Helping judge PETA’s fashion awards highlighted for me just how wide the range of chic and cruelty-free clothing and accessories is”, Fernandez says. “From head to toe, from your handbag to your sari to your shoes, it’s easier than ever to find top-quality looks without harming a hair, a feather or a scale on any animal’s head.”
Adds Sethi, “It gives me immense pleasure to judge this prestigious award, which is a fantastic way to raise awareness about the wide availability of cruelty-free fashion”.
“Today’s generation is looking out for eco- and animal-friendly fashion”, Gera says, “and these awards will surely encourage shoppers to do more for the planet and animals simply by choosing what products they buy.”
The following is a list of all the winners:
- Best Brand of Women’s Vegan Shoes: Catwalk
- Best Brand of Women’s Vegan Wallet: Baggit
- Best Brand of Women’s Vegan Handbag: Mango
- Best Brand of Women’s Vegan Belt: Westside
- Best Designer for Vegan Saris: Sabyasachi
- Best Brand of Men’s Vegan Shoes: Aurum Co
- Best Brand of Men’s Vegan Wallet: gqp Accessories
- Best Brand of Men’s Vegan Bag: Levi’s
- Best Brand of Men’s Vegan Belt: PUMA
- Best Brand of Vegan Gadget Accessory: Fastrack
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.