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Kitsch is Cruelty-Free
Kitsch 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 Kitsch to be Cruelty-Free.
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.
Kitsch is 100% Vegan
Kitsch has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
“KITSCH is designed in and ships from Los Angeles, California, 100% vegan as well as cruelty-free!”
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 Kitsch’s products made?
When I asked Kitsch where their products are manufactured, they told me:
“All of our items are designed and shipped from Los Angeles. However, our products themselves are manufactured overseas. We produce with the strictest of guidelines, perform routine audits, and have amazing relationships with our factories. We are a woman-owned and operated company proud to support many here in the USA.“
I hope this article helped you to understand Kitsch’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!