While the definitions of vegan and cruelty-free are not altogether aligned, at its heart, the principle behind each is the same. Both labels represent, and are champions for, the protection of our furry and not-so-furry animal friends and their rights. However, with this fundamental principle in mind the definitions seem to yield an ethical gap
We’ve been struggling for years to find truly ethical and sustainable beauty and personal care products. Many of you will know that it can take hours of research, trawling through mountains of contradictory information. We wanted to create a place that lays out all the key issues, defines what sustainable and ethical actually is and provides some guidelines on what to look for. So here it is! We hope that it helps save you time and energy for other important things!
In one of our previous articles we talked about the unsustainable expansion of the palm oil industry and the devastation it’s causing to our environment. Back in 2004, in an effort to curb this unsustainable growth, various stakeholders in the palm oil industry from the growers, producers, retailers to the manufactures, traders and NGOs formed a voluntary not-for-profit association called the “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO). The RSPO’s stated objective is to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through global standards and stakeholder engagement.
There’s been an upward trend in organic and natural products available as we become more conscious about our health and the plight of the environment. But with this, of course, comes marketing and false claims so it can be really tricky to know the difference between the real-deal and the not-so-real-deal. We try to shed a little more light on this