Monday, June 18, 2012

Tarte's Message Against Animal Testing

While testing this eyeshadow palette from tarte's the luxe list (sold at Sephora), I noticed something that got me curious....


"Made in China" ~ tarte is known to be cruelty-free. So what's this all about? Confused, I immediately asked my fellow bloggers from Beauty Blog Coalition to clarify these terms. Tashina of Logical Harmony posted a very insightful explanation which can be found here.

I have also asked tarte regarding this matter and here's the company's response...

Hi Kath!

Thanks for the message -- this is a subject very close to our hearts! 
We are a cruelty-free brand and do not sell in China, or anywhere but the US. 

Our products are formulated in the U.S, but some are filled into their components in China. By law we must state where the product is filled on the product component.

If you have any more questions, or are curious about the process we use to create our makeup, please give us a call at (646) 660-0754. We'd love to speak with you.

xo,
the tarte team




It's a delight to see companies like tarte who remain true to their cruelty-free ideals. 
Confusion, out! 

11 comments:

  1. This made me so happy to read. I can continue to purchase from tarte with pride!

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    1. Me too. I'm still a work in progress, understanding and researching cruelty-free products and companies. Many thanks for visiting my blog.xo

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  2. Really so wonderful to read tarte's reply. Thank you for the post! x

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    1. I was relieved when they answered, now I admire them more for their transparency.xo

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  3. I love when companies can be up front about this stuff and not try to sugar coat something shady. It's really great. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Pleasure is mine. Their transparency just convinced me to buy their products more. Many thanks too for giving light on this topic.xo

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  4. I've always loved Tarte. This would be a company I'd be very shocked about, if they followed Urban Decay into China. Thanks for sharing! Great info!

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    1. Fingers crossed they wont succumbed to "let's penetrate China and test on animals ' hype. Thanks too for visiting my blog.xo

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  5. "We are a cruelty-free brand and do not sell in China, or anywhere but the US."
    *huh?*
    Tarte sells their products in Canada.

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    1. ReallY?Maybe they forgot that they sell thru Sephora as well.

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  6. What about cruelty to humans? Shouldn't we care about labor conditions in China and the wage-arbitrage based race to the bottom?

    Humans are animals too, and cruelty-free should prevent cruelty to ALL animals.

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