How Vegan is Your Home?

It’s Veganuary! With many participants swapping their diet and lifestyle to vegan for January.

As society grows, we are getting much less ignorant about the suffering of animals for human vanity, with veganism being as popular as ever in 2020. But veganism goes beyond dropping the meat and dairy. Animal-baed products are all around us, from the shoes we wear to the chairs we sit on.

As more and more people turning towards plant-based diets, we ask, is vegan decor on the rise, and how vegan are our homes?

Vegan homes on the rise

A recent survey conducted by Hillarys found more than two in three vegans admitted their homes weren’t vegan-friendly, with more than half (56%) struggling to adapt to a completely vegan lifestyle.

The main challenge for creating a more vegan-friendly was lack of knowledge, as more than half of respondents (56%) claimed they’d made some effort but struggled to know what products were and were not considered vegan.

However, more and more interior and furniture companies are making the shift towards vegan-friendly to not only stay on-trend and ahead of the market but to match their ethos and morals.

At Totally Shutters, we believe once more alternatives to leather and wool become available, more interior and furniture companies will adopt veganism and vegan homes will become more mainstream.

Start with small steps

We all want to do our bit and make our home’s more environmentally friendly, but it’s virtually impossible to immediately go all-in when it comes to veganism; making small steps and changes in our everyday life is what makes all the difference.

Start by ditching the leather, wool and silk, and when decorating your home, choose vegan-based paints. When sourcing furniture, choose a local company who manufacture their products in the UK to reduce your carbon footprint and always opt for a sustainable window solution.


For more information on the eco-friendly benefits of windows shutters, or to book your no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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