For not only rising to meet the skyrocketing consumer demand for animal- and eco-friendly vegan food and fashion options but also making them easily identifiable with its new “vegan” logo, Marks & Spencer is being recognised with a Vegan-Friendly High-Street Retailer Award from PETA.
The first-of-its-kind award follows the kick-off of the company’s expanded animal-free footwear collection, which includes more than 350 all-vegan dress shoes, trainers, and slippers.
It also launched the new Plant Kitchen range, which features a selection of more than 60 vegan products, including Cauliflower Popcorn, Cashew Mac, and No Pork Sausoyges. All carry its eye-catching new logo, which makes vegan food and fashion items identifiable at a glance.
Other recent initiatives by Marks & Spencer that benefit animals include its introduction of an extensive range of non-dairy milks and its popular cashmilon™ wool-free knitwear collection.
From its fresh, ready-made vegan fare to its stylish animal-free accessories, Marks & Spencer is ticking all the boxes when it comes to ethical food and fashion. The iconic high-street retailer is keeping step with the burgeoning demand for animal-friendly options and helping to move Britain in a kinder and more sustainable direction with its easily identifiable “vegan” labelling.
By going vegan, we not only stop contributing to the violence that’s inherent in industries that exploit and kill animals for profit but also help protect the environment.
Turning animal skin into garments and accessories requires massive amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals, which are harmful to the planet. The Pulse of the Fashion Industry report revealed that three of the four most environmentally damaging materials are animal-derived. Leather was identified as the most polluting material in fashion, with double the impact of polyurethane (PU) leather.
Vegan meals are also greener – the United Nations has said that a global switch to vegan eating is necessary to offset the worst effects of climate change. Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year a terrifying, bloody death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries – and reduces his or her own risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
What You Can Do
Why not join the vegan revolution and make 2019 the year that you stop eating and wearing animals?
Check out PETA’s guide to shopping for vegan products in UK supermarkets, and order our free vegan starter kit, which is packed full of recipes, tips on making the switch, and much more!
You can also search our list of brands using the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo, which offer a wide selection of easily identifiable vegan clothing and accessories – from apple-leather bags to super-warm jackets filled with fibres created from recycled plastic bottles – that are kinder to animals and the environment.
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