(PRWEB) November 14, 2004
The Vegan Society Diamond Jubilee Ball was a truly sparkling event, a worthy launch party to herald a new dawn of veganism.
Sponsors included Veggiemaster, Redwoods, Healthy and essential/VegOmegas, Tisserand, and Coop celebrating with 170 people who supported, toasted, cheered, dipped their bits in the chocolate fountain and then danced until midnight.
The Winners of The Vegan Society Diamond Jubilee Awards:
Best Fairly Traded Product Â for products kinder to people.
Winner - COCOA TREE
Having personally selected their chocolate from Venezuela and paid more than a fair price for it Joss and Aubrey then make the most delicious vegan things from it.
Vegan Achievement Award Â for people making a difference.
Winner - FIONA OAKES
How she achieves all she does on so little sleep is a biological mystery. Up at 3 am every morning to feed hundreds of rescued animals she then sets of to work as a firefighter where her colleagues are all in awe of her. She then somehow manages time to find time to train to win various marathons (often beating the men) and proving vegan prowess internationally by earning herself a top placement in next years London marathon.
Best Cruelty Free Non Food Product Â products that help to avoid animal suffering.
Winner - BEYOND SKIN
Natalie DeanÂs shoes have moved veganism firmly into the world of fashion. Less expensive than Stella McCartneyÂs range and with more flair and passion, she has already attracted the attention of top celebrities, as well as some of the best-dressed young ladies at the ball.
Redwoods - Best Vegan Catering Â Establishments proving how delicious animal free food can be.
Winner - WILD GINGER
Rachel from Wild Ginger keeps proving that there are gourmet vegan pioneers outside of the South East. She is currently hunting for someone to step into her shoes but so far no one can fill them.
Veg Omegas - Best Food Product Â Products proving how delicious animal free food can be.
Winner - REDWOODS SUPER MELTING CHEESE
This has changed the face of veganism and possibly the shortage of delicious fast food in our high streets forever.
Best Drink - Drinks proving how easy animal free living can be.
Winner - ALPRO SOYA SHAKES
Alpro have done a splendid job proving you donÂt need to forgo taste if youÂre avoiding dairy.
Veggiemaster - Best Retailer For Animal Free Shopping - making a difference in retail.
Winner - VEGAN STORE.co.uk
Two years in a row ? The vegan marshmallows and vegan white chocolate swung it.
Best Vegan Environmentally Friendly Product Â Making a difference to the planet.
Winner Â MOONCUP
Plugging a gap in the market for environmentally friendly female personal hygiene products - made from sand.
Best Vegan Project or Campaign Â Projects making the world a better place.
Winner - SUPERSIZE ME - THE MOVIE
The documentary that quickly gained a cult following and then morphed into an educational project for schools.
More info http://www.worldveganday.org
or call Kostana Azmi The Vegan Society +44 01424 427393
- 2001 RealEat Study estimated vegans at 250,000 - Vegan Society's estimate for 2005 is 500,000