Vegan design is the use of vegan products in such contexts as interior design, fashion design, household goods[1] and the arts. Such products are also known as "humane" or "cruelty-free" and "[do] not originate from any living creature, [are] not an animal byproduct and [are] not tested on animals".[2]

Vegan design is seen as an outgrowth of the vegan food movement, based on related ethical stances and claims of sustainability.[1] Not all designers who practice vegan design, however, agree on the underlying claims, such as those for sustainability.[3]

The first exhibition dealing with veganism took place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in October 2016. During Salone Del Mobile 2018, an exhibition called Vegan Design or The Art of Reduction brought the subject to the forefront.

Materials used by vegan designers are often plant-based. Examples include leather substitutes made from pineapple, and apple skins and cores.[4] Feathers and wool may be replaced with materials from buckwheat, bamboo or cotton.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Pownall, Augusta (12 February 2019). "Vegan design products will become as popular as vegan food, say designers". de zeen. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "What Is Vegan Design?". DiMareDesign LLC. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Cox, Sebastian (1 March 2019). ""You don't have to be a vegan to live sustainably"". de zeen. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  4. ^ Gilliver, Liam (3 February 2019). "French Designer Uses Apple Waste To Create Vegan Furniture". Plant Based News. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  5. ^ Levy, Natasha (22 January 2019). "Bompas & Parr creates "world's first" vegan hotel suite". de zeen. Retrieved 14 April 2019.