This value like so many of our other values was a no brainer! There is no need for beauty products to be tested on animals. There are thousands of ingredients that are safe for humans to use and many countries have banned testing on non-human animals for beauty products. However, not all have so even if you live in a country that has banned it, it doesn’t mean that all the products that you can buy there are cruelty-free because the brand that you are buying might sell in countries where testing is still required. This is why it is so important to find out about the ethics of the companies that you are buying from.
What is cruelty-free?
If a product is cruelty-free then it means that neither the final product is tested on animals nor the ingredients in it. Here at Zero Waste Path, we believe that animals shouldn’t have to suffer for the enjoyment of humans. So you will never see us buying ingredients that are not cruelty-free because keeping animals in cages and performing tests on them is beyond horrible. However, cruelty-free doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is also vegan but here at ZWP, all our products are both cruelty-free AND vegan 100% of the time!
Why do we not have accreditation?
Simply, it is incredibly expensive to get accreditation. As a fully vegan owned and cruelty-free and vegan business, we make sure that all our ingredients are cruelty-free and vegan and we hope that our customers trust that we have very strong ethics and that we are rigorous in our ingredient sourcing. If it weren’t so expensive then, of course, we would get it.