PETA Germany, the animal rights organization whose headquarters are in Norfolk, U.S., for the first time awarded a “vegan fashion award” to companies offering apparel, shoes and accessories consistent with vegan principles. Three shoe models were among the winners. The objective of the award is to demonstrate that fashion without leather, wool, silk, down, feathers and fur can also be creative and avant-garde. Winner in the “best shoe model for men” category was the Aponi style developed by a French brand, Good Guys. The winner in the category “best shoe model for women” was Esprit for a pair of loafers. Puma won the award in the sneakers category for Re-Suede trainers.