Updated: Jul 7, 2020
It’s 2020. If you own a business, or even if you are just a consumer, please do some research on what type of companies you are supporting. There are so many cruelty-free brands to choose from. When investigating a brand, it’s important to look into who owns that company. A lot of “cruelty free” brands are owned by parent companies that test on animals. Also, keep in mind human rights and not just animal rights. Was this product manufactured in a sweat shop? Local products (USA manufactured) are more regulated. Consider where your products are sourced from.
It's important to me to keep my business’ carbon footprint as low as possible. I strive to become more and more plastic free. I recycle my grocery bags to use as trashcan bags. I use biodegradable and compostable materials instead of single-use plastics. I collect used lash brushes to donate to a wildlife sanctuary (they use the brushes to clean the birds’ feathers). When buying single use items, consider spending a little more for recycled or compostable items. It’s worth investing in your children’s future.
The brands that I support are Sugar Lash Pro and Sanitas Skincare. Sanitas is a local Colorado skincare line based out of Boulder. Sanitas is pretty amazing and talks a lot about sustainability, respect for the environment, and human and animal rights on their website. Sanitas is also owned by a local individual and is specifically made for skincare at high altitude / low humidity. I feel good buying from Sanitas for those reasons. Sugar Lash Pro is a Canadian company, founded by an individual lash artist – for lash artists. I believe in the quality of Sugar Lash’s products because they were engineered by an expert in the industry. Sugar Lash’s website boasts “We aim to keep our lash products safe, sustainable, and ethical.”
I’m proud to be a supporter of ethical entrepreneurs!