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Lewis Hamilton has won a fashion award for his vegan sneakers.

The Formula One champion has picked up a PETA Menswear Awards 2019 for the shoes he made with designer Tommy Hilfiger – scooping the Collaboration gong.

Menswear Fashion Awards

According to the vegan charity, its awards Menswear Fashion Awards ‘celebrate the biggest moments, greatest innovations, and standout brands that made 2019 a kinder year for animals and the environment’.

Other recipients include Watson & Wolfe, which picked up Best Vegan Accessories for its wallets, belts, and other leather-free designs. 

Selfridges scooped Biggest Luxury Fashion Moment by banning exotic skins, and Gola, which was awarded Best Vegan Makeover for its range of leather-free sneakers.

Lewis Hamilton

PETA said: “Passionate vegan and six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton teamed up with fur-free brand Tommy Hilfiger to collaborate on a range of vegan trainers. 

“Lewis is always outspoken about protecting animals, and these stylish sneakers are a great way for fans to get in on the race towards an animal-friendly fashion industry.”

‘Ethical and compassionate menswear’

“Ethical and compassionate menswear is here to stay, as these innovative and stylish winners prove,” said PETA Director Elisa Allen.

“Forward-thinking designers are experimenting with sustainable, cutting-edge vegan materials and offering a vast array of animal-friendly styles for men who want to look good and feel good about their fashion choices.”

The full list of winners can be found here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.