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CLOVE + HALLOW is Cruelty-Free
CLOVE + HALLOW has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
By our standards, we would consider CLOVE + HALLOW to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
CLOVE + HALLOW has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“We do not currently have retailers in China.”
As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.
Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.’ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.
At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
CLOVE + HALLOW is 100% Vegan
CLOVE + HALLOW has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on CLOVE + HALLOW’s website about its vegan claims:
Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.
There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.
So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.
Where are CLOVE + HALLOW’s products made?
CLOVE + HALLOW states on its website,
“All CLOVE + HALLOW products are carefully curated and manufactured in the USA but formulated to more stringent EU standards.”
Ethical Mica Mining Policy
Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.
Unless the company discloses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
So I asked CLOVE + HALLOW if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“Thanks for reaching out to us. We do not currently use palm or palm derivatives in our products. All of our ingredients are sourced from within the United States or EU to ensure maximum oversight. Additionally, our manufacturing partners regularly conduct audits of suppliers to ensure our supply chain is fair and ethical. In particular, because I know it’s a common question, our mica is child labor free and sourced right here in Georgia.“
In addition, on CLOVE + HALLOW’s website, it states,
Mica is “a natural shimmery mineral that we source ethically within the United States and serves as a base for many liquid, cream, and powder color cosmetics; may also appear as part of a colorant system depending on the formula”
I hope this article helped you to understand CLOVE + HALLOW’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!