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As spotted in an article in the Evening Standard, food and design studio Bompas & Parr has just unveiled London’s first ever ‘vegan’ hotel suite. Exclusively decked out in plantbased materials, the studio’s creation is a bid to show that veganism goes beyond a simple dining trend and can help ‘influence a wider lifestyle choice’.
Located inside the five star Hilton Bankside Hotel, guests will not find a single trace of leather, wool or feather throughout the suite’s stylish interior. The suite, which features a large bedroom, sitting area and bathroom utilises an innovative material called Pinatex – a vegan-friendly fruit leather made from the cellulose of the humble pineapple.
Everything from the cotton carpets to the footstools, scatter cushions, headboard and even the key card to access the room have been made from the animal friendly product. Feather pillows have been replaced with a choice of buckwheat or millet hulls, kapok or bamboo and the entire selection of toiletries, snacks, drinks and cleaning products are 100 per cent free of animal products, too. The suite follows an immaculate eco-conscious track record for the design studio brand, which in 2016, used bioluminscent algae to make a glow-in-the-dark jewellery collection.
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