Ruskin Design Limited, specialists in bespoke handcrafted car upholstery, recently completed their first vegan friendly interior refit. The Leicester based firm worked together with synthetic leather manufacturers Ultrafabrics, to create a completely vegan interior, commissioned by Bradley Keenan [LinkedIn login necessary]to design and fit a stylish interior to his Land Rover Defender 110.
This project was the first of a kind for Ruskin Design, who say that they embraced the vegan concept for their client. Alternative materials and suppliers were sourced to ensure a truly ethical offering to vegan and vegetarian clients.
Managing Director of Ruskin Design, Stephen Castledine, said: “When we were first approached to create a vegan interior, it was something that we had to think long and hard about as we had never considered it as an option for our brand. However, after some research from the team to gain a thorough understanding of what was required, we concluded that the project was an achievable and exciting prospect.”
Bradley Keenan of Green Square, who commissioned the refit, commented: “Whilst things are changing slowly, it is still almost impossible to buy a car with a completely vegan interior and in fact, it is as difficult to find a company who will undertake a vegan refit – especially of the quality and mark of luxury I was looking for. I had spoken to a couple of other companies before Ruskin Design, but found it hard to find someone who understood why I would prefer not to have animal products in my car.”