Vegan living concepts - design and style at home without animal products

by tine sintermann on October 13, 2021

Vegan is more than just about food, it's a way of life. Sustainable, ecological and without exploiting, torturing or killing animals. Animals’ products are also taboo. It is becoming increasingly clear that this is by no means a short-term fashion. More and more people want to live consciously, especially athletes experience the positive effects of a vegan diet. Vegan life is healthy - for you and the environment. In addition it is extremely resource-conserving. If you live vegan consistently, you reduce your footprint in water consumption and CO2 - sustainably.

 

 

 

Furniture, carpet, accessories - vegan is the trend!

If you want to live vegan, however, you don't have to sacrifice good style and design! More and more furniture manufacturers rely on vegan materials or offer vegan alternatives to materials such as leather, wool and feathers. Vegan is hip - and more than that. The problem: You can't always clearly tell if a piece of furniture is really vegan. Sometimes the devil is in the details, and the glue or wall paint used contains animal products. Therefore, it is important to look for certified manufacturers and vegan labels. We show you the best alternatives for conventional living materials!

 

These are vegan alternatives!

Wool, goose down, leather and fur once belonged to animals, and are clearly not vegan.

  • Vegan alternatives: Covers made of cotton, linen and latex, as well as filling material made of latex or synthetic foam. If you don't want to give up the leather look, you can of course go for a cover made of faux leather. The same applies to natural fur. Vegan carpets are also made of materials such as cotton, jute, linen or sisal.

Silk and animal wax such as beeswax and lanolin are animal products and therefore also not vegan.

  • Vegan alternatives: Instead of silk, you can use viscose, which has similar properties. For wax, there are different options of synthetic products. Always look for vegan labels here.

 

Also be careful with glue or wall paints! Glue is often so-called animal glue, for which animal waste is used. In wall paints, for example, you can find the dyes of scale insects.

  • Vegan alternatives: When it comes to glue, things get tricky. Often, even vegan-labeled products are not necessarily glued with vegan glue. Alternatives may be offered by cellulose compounds. Either way, it is always worth looking out for vegan labels when it comes to glue, paints and varnishes