Saturday, 26 November 2016

Buy Or Boycott? #1

Welcome to my new series "Buy Or Boycott" where I talk about 3 brands every month and discuss whether I'll continue to buy from them, or boycott them for now. As you may know if you've been reading my blog, I'm giving my absolute best efforts to consider the brands I use and whether or not they are cruelty free. If you want to know what I class as cruelty free then you can check out my cruelty free beauty standards, and every brand that I have investigated will be linked in the tab above under "Brands I Buy Or Boycott"

So this is the email I've sent out to various different companies that I wanted to research:


Let's take a look at the companies that I'll be talking about this month...

Rimmel:


Their Reply:




Who Is Their Parent Company?

Coty, Inc

How I Respond:

At first glance this seems good, but you do have to continue to do your research. I do have to credit the fact that they seem to acknowledge the topic of animal testing, and their parent company has been working hard to find alternatives to animal testing. However, I am disappointed that despite knowing that China, a country in which they sell in, requires animal testing they still continue to sell there. And nowhere in their answer do they say whether they sell in China, hence avoiding my question about it. Still, I hope they one day manage to convince the Chinese authorities to look at alternatives to animal testing.

Buy or Boycott this brand?

Boycott.
Why? - They sell in China

TAM Beauty

 (Makeup Revolution, Freedom Makeup, I <3  Makeup):


Their Reply:



Who Is Their Parent Company?

They are not owned by a parent company.

How I Respond:

I am very pleased that they answered all my questions from my email, and mentioned the fact they are not owned by anyone. They got to the point, and China is the only country that requires animal testing by law. Hence, if they do not sell they they have no reason to test on animals.

Buy or Boycott this brand?

Buy. Check out their website here!

Lush:


Their Reply:





Who Is Their Parent Company?

They are not owned by a parent company.

How I Respond:

I am very satisfied with Lush's response, and fighting against animal testing is something that Lush feels very passionate about. They answered all my questions from my email, and linked me to pages upon pages of information about their ethics and animal testing policies. Not only am I happy that they in fact keep their word and don't sell in China due to their policies, but they have an active approach in trying to stop animal testing on a global scale. It's clear to see that stopping cruelty to animals is a genuine lifetime goal of this company. 

Buy or Boycott this brand?

Buy. Check out their website here!

So there are the three brands I decided to discuss in this post. I've done my best to research these brands to the best of my ability, but please let me know if you have any research or evidence that contradicts what I stated. I will be sure to correct myself if you do. If you have any requests for companies that you'd like me to research than I will most definitely look into them. Thank you for reading, and I hope you've learned something and wish to take part in the cruelty free movement too,

Izzy K xxx