Princess Maja von Hohenzollern awarded for innovations in vegan home decor – vegconomist

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern, international home decor designer, received the prestigious “Who is Who International Award-Women Leader” award in the “Design” and “Animal Welfare” categories in Greece.

“People know that I design all the products myself, that I come up with innovative product ideas and that I have been vegan for many years.”

Princess Maja is a member of the Hohenzollern Royal Family, which represented the former emperor in Germany. Over the past 18 years, she has created innovative collections under her licensed brand, which are on the market in over 60 countries. Her portfolio includes furniture items, as well as accessories and sanitary ware, home decor, products for pets, children and lifestyle.

Previously, Princess Maja von Hohenzollern was honored as the best designer in Asia with the “Asia Design Award Gold” in Shanghai/China and as “Designer of the Year 2020” with the Powerhouse Global Award in the UK.

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern at the Who is Who International Awards, image provided

International Who’s Who Award

In her designs, Princess Maja combines her profession and passion, making her product lines completely vegan and free from animal suffering. She comments that her collections “always have a story, emotions, my own design signature and a clear unique selling point”.

Under the sponsorship of the Greek Ministry of Development and Tourism, the “International Who’s Who Award” has been awarded for several years to international personalities for special achievements in the areas of creativity, tourism and the environment.

In her speech at the awards ceremony, the princess highlighted the importance of treating animals with love and respect and leading a vegan lifestyle. The prize in the form of a marble sculpture was designed by the famous Greek artist Odysseas Tosounidis.

The gala awards ceremony took place on the noble Lake Vouliagmeni, near Athens, with around 300 distinguished guests, including Nobel Prize nominee Prof. Dr. Milan Krajnc, SE Sir Dr. Ian Peter Anderson (CEC Crown Imperial Group, International Human Rights Community), Penny Grivera (CEO Rituals Cosmetics), His Royal Highness Prince Nereides of Bourbon.

Princess Maja with Donkey in a shelter in Greece
Princess Maja von Hohenzollern at the “Save a Greek Stray” shelter in Greece, image provided

Animal rights activist and PETA certified

The princess, a vegan for many years, is an animal rights activist and designs all her collections to be free from animal suffering. In addition, she is committed to the protection and rescue of stray animals in her own home as she lives with nearly 20 animals, all rescued and adopted from the streets and killing shelters.

In an interview with vegconomist, Princess Maja revealed that many household items are not vegan, as components are used in the production process that contain animal-derived ingredients, highlighting her commitment that her “collections are cruelty-free and vegan.” Her bathroom accessories collection, Princess Maja von Hohenzollern’s “Royal Bath”, became the first in its category to be certified vegan by PETA.

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern also visited the “Save a Greek Stray” shelter in Greece and promoted the neutering and adoption of strays. In addition to dogs and cats, the shelter also takes care of rescued donkeys and horses.

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