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Best of Vegan Awards™ 2017

Selected from thousands of products and hundreds of companies, this year's winners represent excellence in animal-free products and a commitment to further animal rights across industries.

Announced on World Vegan Day, the winners of the Best of Vegan Awards™ show us that it's not only possible to live a cruelty-free life, but it's easier than ever.

Shop our collection of winning items, or check out all of the winners below.

Shop the Winners of the 2017 Best of Vegan Awards™

The winners of the 2017 Best of Vegan Awards™ by category:

IN WOMEN’S

Best Women’s Wallet

L. YUCEL Shadow Puppet Heart Wallet

1st Place: L. YUCEL Shadow Puppet Heart Wallet
2nd Place: Luca Chiara Amelia Clutch Wallet
3rd Place: Eve Tepe Wallet

Best Women’s Heel

Coquette Azar Pumps

1st Place: Coquette Azar Pumps
2nd Place: The Mulan by VEERAH
3rd Place: FAIR Pointed Pumps

Best Women’s Flat

Matt & Nat Westmount Flats

1st Place: Matt & Nat Westmount Flats
2nd Place: Indosole Kelapa Flats
3rd Place: Jents Women’s Balinese Slip Ons
Honorable Mention: Flink Round Toe Loafer Flats

Best Women’s Purse

Lee Coren Confetti Dulce Clutch

1st Place: Lee Coren Confetti Dulce Clutch
2nd Place: Starling & Ivy Convertible Satchel
3rd Place: 88 Handbags Stella Saddle Shoulder Bag

Best Women’s Tote

Petrushka Classic Black Tote

1st Place: Petrushka Classic Black Tote
2nd Place: Filbert Riley Tote
3rd Place: ESPE Precious Beige Tote
Honorable Mention: Eba Totes Uccello Tote Bag

Best Women’s Accessory

Mechaly Wool-free Felt Hat

1st Place: Mechaly Wool-free Felt Hat
2nd Place: Shongolulu Power Whino Scarf
3rd Place: Faux England The Elza Oversized Colour Block Pull Through Scarf

Best Women’s Outerwear

Harper + Lange Bandit Vegan Leather Jacket

1st Place: Harper + Lange Bandit Vegan Leather Jacket
2nd Place: Save the Duck Women’s Packable Long Puffer Coat
3rd Place: Wully Outerwear Reversible Womens Fox Bomber
Honorable Mention: Nois Unisex Tailored Grey Topcoat

Best Women’s Sweater

Free People Bonfire Sweater

1st Place: Free People Bonfire Sweater
2nd Place: Bo Carter Tammi Roll Neck Jumper
3rd Place: Nois Square Knit Sweater

Best Women’s Shirt

Plant Faced Clothing Soulless T-shirtVeganized World Go Vegan T-shirt (tie)

1st Place: Plant Faced Clothing Soulless T-shirt & Veganized World Go Vegan T-shirt (tie)
2nd Place: Wear Vegan Stop Animal Cruelty T-shirt

Best Makeup Product

Kat Von D Eyeliner

1st Place: Kat Von D Eyeliner
2nd Place: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick
3rd Place: Johnny Concert Eyeshadow Palette in Rockstar Mermaid
Honorable Mentions:
Axiology Lipstick
Aura Makeup Youthful Mineral Foundation

Best Women’s Skincare

Ecco Bella Anti Aging Anti Blemish Skincare

1st Place: Ecco Bella Anti Aging Anti Blemish Skincare
2nd Place: One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser
3rd Place: Pūlisse Skin Survival Kit

Best Women’s Haircare

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil

1st Place: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil
2nd Place: Arctic Fox Semi Permanent Hair Color
3rd Place: Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi Permanent Hair Color

Best Vegan Makeup Brushes

Unicorn Cosmetics Brush Set

1st Place: Unicorn Cosmetics Brush Set
2nd Place: Au Naturale Travel Brush Set
3rd Place: Furless Couture Base Essentials Kit

Best Vegan & Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brand

Camille’s Closet

1st Place: Camille’s Closet
2nd Place: VOID
3rd Place: Deco Miami

IN MEN’S

Best Men’s Wallet

Corature Bifold Wallet

1st Place: Corature Bifold Wallet
2nd Place: Matt & Nat York Bifold Card Holder
3rd Place: Corkor Bifold Wallet
Honorable Mentions:
Alchemy Goods Belltown Minimalist Innertube Wallet
Gunas Edge Wallet

Best Men’s Casual Shoe

Native Shoes Apollo Moc Sneakers

1st Place: Native Shoes Apollo Moc Sneakers
2nd Place: FAIR Classic Driving Shoes
3rd Place: Jents Loafers

Best Men’s Boot

Dr. Martens Vegan 2976 Chelsea Boots 

1st Place: Dr. Martens Vegan 2976 Chelsea Boots
2nd Place: FAIR Chelsea Boots
3rd Place: Demonia Defiant 100 Boots

Best Men’s Outerwear

Wully Outerwear Men’s Elk Parka 

1st Place: Wully Outerwear Men’s Elk Parka
2nd Place: Patagonia Men’s DAS Parka
3rd Place: Nois Unisex Pocket Shop Coat

Best Men’s Sweater

Prana Colorblock Crew Sweater

1st Place: Prana Colorblock Crew Sweater
2nd Place: Patagonia Men’s Off Country Crewneck Sweater
3rd Place: Alternative Apparel Publish Brand Ezra Frew Sweater

Best Men’s Shirt

Veganized World If You’re Not Veg It’s Not Too Late 

1st Place: Veganized World If You’re Not Veg It’s Not Too Late
2nd Place: Plant Faced Clothing Plant Life Organic T-shirt
3rd Place: Wear Vegan Go Vegan T-shirt

Best Men’s Body Product

Homemade Betty Men’s Organic Hemp Body Butter 

1st Place: Homemade Betty Men’s Organic Hemp Body Butter
2nd Place: Mooi Lab Manly Man Bar Soap
3rd Place: Sweet Anthem Scents for Gents Solid Perfume

Best Men’s Skincare

 100% Pure Organic Cucumber Juice Facial Cleansing Foam

1st Place: 100% Pure Organic Cucumber Juice Facial Cleansing Foam
2nd Place: Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser
3rd Place: Homemade Betty Organic Hemp Beard Oil

Best Men’s Haircare

 100% Pure Kelp & Mint Volumizing Shampoo

1st Place: 100% Pure Kelp & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
2nd Place: Gloss Moderne Vegan Leather Boxed Collection
3rd Place: Yarok Volumising Shampoo

Best Men’s Briefcase

 Matt & Nat David Briefcase

1st Place: Matt & Nat David Briefcase
2nd Place: Eve Southampton Briefcase
3rd Place: Tokyo Bags Kazuno Flap Briefcase

IN FOOD

Best Vegan Food Product

 Dandies Marshmallows

1st Place: Dandies Marshmallows
2nd Place: Endangered Species Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
3rd Place: Coconut Cloud Original Coffee Creamer
Honorable Mentions:
Primal Strips
Cocoburg Coconut Jerky

Best Vegan Food Company

 Bragg

1st Place: Bragg
2nd Place: Hampton Creek
3rd Place: Cherrybrook Kitchen
Honorable Mention: PASCHA Chocolate

Best Protein Product

 Vega Essentials Chocolate Nutritional Shake Powder

1st Place: Vega Essentials Chocolate Nutritional Shake Powder
2nd Place: Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie
3rd Place: Orgain Vegan Smooth Chocolate Nutritional Shake

Best Dessert Cookbook

 Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

1st Place: Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
2nd Place: Aquafabulous!
3rd Place: Chocolate Covered Katie
Honorable Mentions:
Clara Cakes
Pana Chocolate

Best Restaurant Cookbook

Chloe's Kitchen, by Chloe Coscarelli, chef of by.CHLOE 

1st Place: Chloe's Kitchen, by Chloe Coscarelli, chef of by.CHLOE
2nd Place: Smith & Daughters, by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse of Smith & Daughters
3rd Place: Street Vegan, by Adam Sobel of The Cinnamon Snail
Honorable Mentions:
The Blossom Cookbook, by Ronen Seri and Pamela Elizabeth of Blossom
Crossroads by Tal Ronnen of Crossroads Kitchen
PLANTLAB by Matthew Kenney of PLANTLAB and Plant Based Food + Wine
Plum, by Makini Howell of Plum Bistro
Dining at The Ravens, by Jeff and Joan Stanford of The Ravens Restaurant at the
Stanford Inn by the Sea
Candle 79 Cookbook by Candle 79

Best Cookbook

 Thug Kitchen

1st Place: Thug Kitchen
2nd Place: The Oh She Glows Cookbook
3rd Place: Veganize It!
Honorable Mentions:
Lookbook Cookbook
The Taco Cleanse
But I Could Never Go Vegan!
Afro-Vegan

OTHER CATEGORIES

Best Charitable Product

 Kat Von D Project Chimps Limited Edition Everlasting Lipstick

1st Place: Kat Von D Project Chimps Limited Edition Everlasting Lipstick benefiting Project Chimps
2nd Place: Matt & Nat Hope Circular Crossbody Bag benefiting the charity of your choice
3rd Place: Valfré Bruno Gang Tote Bag benefiting the Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Best Book

 Main Street Vegan

1st Place: Main Street Vegan
2nd Place: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
3rd Place: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
Honorable Mention: Animal Liberation

Most Innovative New Material

Piñatex

1st Place: Piñatex pineapple plant based leather alternative
2nd Place: Plumtech™, Save the Duck’s down alternative insulation
3rd Place: MIKO Dinamica, recycled microsuede faux leather

Best Vegan Version of a Non-vegan Product

Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 8-eye Boots
1st Place: Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 8-eye Boots, vegan version of combat boots
2nd Place: Birkenstock Vegan Arizona Sandals, vegan version of the original Birkenstocks
3rd Place: TOMS Vegan Knit Women’s Classic Slip-ons, vegan version of the original TOMS

Honorable Mention: ESPE Tanya Beige Purse, vegan version of Longchamp bag

Best Faux Fur

Faux Cavalese Long Hooded Chinchilla Coat

1st Place: Faux Cavalese Long Hooded Chinchilla Coat
2nd Place: Clothes Horse Clothing Cropped Faux Fur Jacket
3rd Place: FruitenVeg NAMI Multicolor Mini Bucket Bag

Best Pet Product

V-Dog Kibble

1st Place: V-Dog Kibble
2nd Place: Shed Collars & Leashes
3rd Place: Save the Duck Cruelty-Free Dog Jacket

Best Watch Company

Votch

1st Place: Votch
2nd Place: Time IV Change
3rd Place: Hurtig Lane
Honorable Mention: Fjørdson

BEST OVERALL

Best Company

 Matt & Nat

1st Place: Matt & Nat
2nd Place: Votch
3rd Place: Angela Roi
Honorable Mention: Gunas

Most Innovative Company

Save the Duck 

1st Place: Save the Duck, for their heavy insulation in winterwear
2nd Place: Time IV Change, for their use of pineapple leather in their watch bands
3rd Place: Faux England, for their use of realistically luxe faux fur 

CUSTOMER FAVORITES

Customer Favorite: Favorite Product

Votch watches

Votch watches

Customer Favorite: Favorite Company

FTLA Apparel

FTLA Apparel

Customer Favorite: Favorite Vegan Ambassador

 Joan La

Joan La

Customer Favorite: Favorite Vegan Hero

Kat Von D

Kat Von D

Customer Favorite: Favorite Entrepreneur

Lee Coren

Lee Coren, owner of Lee Coren
Honorable Mentions:
Laura Stageman, owner of Votch
Sugundh Agrawal, owner of Gunas
Julie Gueraseva, founder of Laika
Sascha Camilli, founder of Vilda

Customer Favorite: Favorite Vegan Announcement

 Kat Von D Promises to Veganize her Beauty Line

Kat Von D Promises to Veganize her Beauty Line

Customer Favorite: Favorite Vegan Media

Laika

Laika
Honorable Mentions:
Vilda
Vegan Trade Journal
One Green Planet
VegNews
La Fashionista Compassionista
Vegan Business Talk
Vegan Life

Customer Favorite: Favorite Vegan Event

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
Honorable Mentions:
Circle V
New England VegFest
Vegan Shop-Up
Vegan Food and Drink Festival

Customer Favorite: Favorite Animal Rights Nonprofit

Farm Sanctuary 

Farm Sanctuary
Honorable Mentions:
PETA
Mercy for Animals
Vegan Outreach



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