French Girl

Last Updated: January 12, 2022

How Ethical Is French Girl?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of French Girl's ethics and initiatives.

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Ethical Analysis

Is French Girl cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on French Girl’s policies.
French Girl is cruelty-free. None of French Girl’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of French Girl products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
French Girl is committed to using organic, sustainable ingredients sourced from ethical business practices, a fair-trade, and cruelty-free supply chain. Stating to mean, “French Girl is committed to supporting companies that operate with sustainable and fair-trade practices . Those we source from range from small independent farms to larger cooperatives that obtain their ingredients from organic and/or wildcrafted sources.”
French Girl claims their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor.
French Girl products come in glass bottles and containers with some plastic components. And their packing peanuts are biodegradable and pink bubble wrap is made from post-consumer materials that are also recyclable.

About French Girl

French Girl is committed to offering beautifully curated, hand-crafted products with sustainable luxury in mind.
PRODUCTS: Bath & Body Care, Hair Care, Skincare, Fragrances

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You can find French Girl cruelty-free products at Net-a-Porter, Anthropologie, and Amazon.

French Girl is Cruelty-Free

French Girl 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 French Girl to be Cruelty-Free.

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

French Girl has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

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.

Cruelty-Free Policies

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.

French Girl is 100% Vegan

French Girl 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 French Girl’s website about its vegan claims:

Is French Girl Vegan?

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

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 French Girl’s products made?

Where are your products made?
All of our products are made in our production studio in Seattle, WA.”

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 French Girl if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,

“All of our mica is sourced from companies that do not allow child labor (this is only going on outside the US) – our micas are mined and processed in the USA.”

I hope this article helped you to understand French Girl’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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