For Immediate Release:
7 March 2017
Perth Entrepreneur Wins PETA Award for Her Chic Animal-Friendly Outfits
Perth – After scouring the country for fashionistas who are as compassionate as they are stylish, PETA has found Australia’s best-dressed vegan of 2017. The top honour went to Kahla Dowler from Perth for her impressive array of sophisticated outfits – which are completely free of animal-derived materials.
At 23 years old, Kahla is passionate about staying on trend without harming a hair on a single animal’s head. Last year, she launched her own online store, Kahla & Eco Vegan Boutique, which delivers outfits free of fur, leather, angora, and wool around Australia as well as to New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
“Fashion is about more than just looking good – it’s a statement about who we are and I chose vegan fabrics because I love animals”, she says. “I love helping other women make more compassionate choices for their wardrobes.”
“Kahla’s on-trend outfits show that dressing to the nines without hurting animals has never been easier”, says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. “We encourage fashionistas everywhere to take a leaf out of her lookbook and choose beautiful, compassionate designs that don’t bleed.”
Why wear vegan? On fur farms, animals such as foxes, minks, and chinchillas are confined to tiny, filthy wire cages before being poisoned, electrocuted, or skinned alive. Every year, more than 1 billion animals are slaughtered in the global leather industry, and many endure a terrifying journey to their death. Workers on wool farms often punch and kick timid sheep and stand on their necks during shearing, while down feathers may be violently live-plucked from geese and ducks who scream out in pain.
For more information on vegan fashion, please visit PETA.org.au.