Actor and supermodel Milin Soman was named “Best Vegan Fashion Style Icon” at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India’s Vegan Fashion Awards 2021.
Soman is an advocate for animal welfare and has often highlighted the need to speak out against it animal cruelty. “No leather, no silk, no wool,” wrote Milind on Instagram in March 2019. “No pain inflicted on animals just to satisfy human vanity. If it is important to you, this is the alternative. “
Other winners included the luxury shoe brand Empyrean Luxury, which won the Compassionate Business Award, Alia Bhatt’s clothing brand Ed-a-Mamma, which was named best vegan children’s clothing brand, and Kunal Avanti and Sunny Leone’s stylish sportswear brand, which was named best vegan became Sportswear.
“This year we saw something incredible vegan clothes and accessory brands and stars driving vegan fashion, ”said PETA India on Instagram.
From silk-free saris to leather-free bags, purses, and shoes, getting a fashionable look that leaves animal cruelty in the past is easier than ever, Monica Chopra, PETA India senior coordinator for media and celebrity projects, said in a press release.
In particular, the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017 report showed that leather, silk and wool are among the most environmentally harmful materials in fashion. According to PETA India, converting animal skin into clothing requires enormous amounts of energy and hazardous chemicals that damage the skin Surroundings.
“The PETA India award winners prove that the future of Indian fashion is vegan,” added Chopra.
At the awards, 33 designers also committed themselves to not using leather, according to a letter from Lakme Fashion Week, the Fashion Design Council of India and PETA India.