Also shortlisted in the fashion category, which was sponsored by Drapers, were young fashion brand Howies and recycled fashion label Emmeline 4 Re.
Designer Wayne Heming-way, who helped to judge the awards, said he was disappointed other retailers were not placing more importance on animal welfare. “It’s a shame many businesses are slow to respond to what is morally right and a shrewd business move,” he said.
The awards were set up three years ago to encourage firms to adopt animal welfare-friendly policies. They also recognise businesses in the cosmetics, food retail and restaurant sectors.