Yet another reason why Lush is luscious…
There’s the fact that everything Lush sells is vegetarian (and much of it vegan too). There’s the total commitment to buying ingredients that have not been tested on animals. There’s the work they put in to find an alternative to palm oil (pretty successfully I might add). There’s the Fairtrade stuff they do. There’s the sheer loveliness of their products and the friendliness of staff (who are extremely good at taking small children away and amusing them with fizz and bubbles so you can browse the shelves in peace for five minutes). And now, there is the article about Mark Constantine (aka Mr Lush) and the £500,000 he gives to small direct-action environmental groups, in yesterday’s Independent.
It’s long been clear that he’s an ethically-minded man, but if you like the idea of Plane Stupid but for practical reasons don’t actually want to chain yourself to a runway – you can support Mr C’s business and help to fund environmental direct-action guerillas.
For example, buy Charity Pot (a cocoa butter and almond oil body lotion) for example. More than 100 causes have received money generated principally through Charity Pot, which retails for £10 – all except the VAT goes into a fund given away in lumps of up to £10,000.
Or buy anything from Lush and know that you’re not just treating yourself to fabulous, ethical products – but really making a positive difference to the world.
If none of this has swayed you, then perhaps the exciting online offers will – so what are you waiting for?