I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

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Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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THIS. 🙌🏻
“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
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Is Lady Gaga’s Makeup Brand, Haus Labs Cruelty Free + Vegan?

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Is Haus Labs Cruelty Free?

Haus Labs is cruelty-free in 2019; none of Haus Labs’ products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

Haus Labs Animal Testing Policy (2019)

On their website, it states that Haus Labs does not test their products or ingredients on animals. Below is a screenshot of Haus Labs’ cruelty-free claims:

Haus Labs’ Animal Testing Statement (2019)

This sentence, however, was not enough information for us to classify Haus Labs as cruelty-free to our standards. So I emailed Haus Labs to ask for details about their animal testing policy and they’ve confirmed the following:

  • Haus Labs does not test their products on animals
  • Haus Labs does not their ingredients on animals
  • Haus Labs does not ask any third parties to test their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf
  • Haus Labs’ raw material suppliers do not test on animals; they verify this through documentation
  • Haus Labs products are not sold in any brick and mortar stores, either in the US or Internationally, and are not required by law to test any ingredients on animals due to this.
  • Haus Labs products are only sold online and then shipped to customers in China and therefore they are not required to test on animals as per China’s animal testing laws.

When asked about China, Haus Labs states:

“We will be shipping our products to several other countries besides the US, both through hauslabs.com and Amazon Global. While China is one of those countries, because HAUS LABORATORIES is producing and selling cosmetics to Chinese residents via foreign e-commerce websites (Amazon and Haus Labs), there is no requirement of animal testing.”​

Cosmetics that are only sold online and then shipped directly to customers in China are not required to be tested on animals. It only becomes an issue when cosmetics are imported and then sold in-stores in mainland China.

So just as long as Haus Labs does not sell their products in-stores in mainland China and they only stick with selling them online, then they are not required to test on animals per China’s animal testing laws.

With all that being said and verified with Haus Labs, we are happy to add Haus Labs to our List of Cruelty-Free Brands!

Is Haus Labs Vegan?

All of Haus Labs’ products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

We are happy to officially add Haus Labs to our List of 100% Vegan Beauty Brands.

You can buy Haus Labs on Amazon.

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