When Cruelty Free ISN’T really Cruelty Free….

Anyone who follows vegan or cruelty free accounts on any social media platform cannot be unaware of the backlash against Nars and their decision to sell in China and therefore allow their products to be tested on animals. For anyone who doesn't follow the issues, Nars were a cruelty free cosmetic company that proudly extolled their cruelty free credentials and for them to now embrace animal testing, is a complete betrayal of all of those who have supported them and all the ethical statements they have made over the years. (more…)...
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Cruelty Free products

In the last couple of weeks we have had a few messages and IG discussions with people about cruelty free and where we draw the line and why so I thought it might be an ideal blog post! We have been cruelty free since we started - in part because we have a house full of animals and couldn't bear the thought of animal testing - and partly because we realised there was a another way to go. Lets lay things on the line; in 2017 there is no need WHATSOEVER for beauty products to be tested on animals. Most of the component ingredients have been tested for many many years and we have loads of data to indicate what the reactions could be, we also know the safe limits and (especially if you are in the EU and work with Safety Assessments) these have been set. All products bought to market within the EU are by the nature of the certification process...
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Lush-dupes

So what and why do Lush-dupes exist?  Or Jo Malone-dupes?  Or The White Company-dupes? So many smaller wax sellers on Etsy and Instagram now seem to sell Lush-dupes (and Jo Malone and White Company); now I get why they do it but really why....how can you honestly say you have created your own business when any success is built solely on the back of someone elses creativity? Not to mention their money, research and copyright! I know that there are only so many ways to create a fragrance or colour and that people manufacture them BECAUSE they smell like Lush etc but, surely if you had any morals or ethics you would at least call them by your own name rather than rip off someone elses? Dont get me wrong I am no fan of Lush and certainly none of the companies mentioned need me to stick up for them - what I am standing up for is all the small-scale indie-sellers out there...
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