Urban Decay (not vegan friendly anymore)

Urban Decay ska börja testa på djur i och med att de utökar företaget till Kina!

  • Urban Decay – sellouts

    Som ni vet så skulle Urban Decay förut börja sälja smink i Kina, vilket skulle inneburit att de var tvungna att börja testa på djur. Efter mycket protester så backade de, men nu planerar de att säljas till L’Oréal som testar på djur. De bryr sig enbart om pengar, så enkelt är det. Vilka hycklare! Vad ska man mer säga? Bojkott så det skriker om det, det här var verkligen spiken i kistan!

    Ni kan läsa mer om det här och här.


    As you all know Urban Decay was going to start selling make up in China, which would’ve meant that the company had to start testing on animals. After a lot of objections they decided not to do that. What’s next? Now they’re planning on selling the company to L’Oréal that does animal testing. They only care about money, it’s as simple as that. I don’t know what more to say really. They’re such hypocrites, boycott them!

    Read more about this here and here.

  • Urban Decay – decides not to sell in China!

    Fick nyss reda på att Urban Decay bestämt sig för att inte sälja i Kina!

    Jättebra att de ångrade sig!! Men jag har redan tappat förtroendet för dem nu… Vad tycker ni? Så här skriver de på sin hemsida:

    Animal Testing Policy

    Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand and is committed to ending animal testing. We do not test our finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf. Additionally, we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Our practices are certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.


    UD Decides Not to Sell in China

    After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China. While several factors were important in reaching this decision, ultimately we did not feel we could comply with current regulations in China and remain true to our core principles. We know there are many progressive consumers in China who would embrace an opportunity to purchase non-animal tested products – our hope remains that we have the chance to offer Urban Decay products to these consumers someday in the future.

    Following our initial announcement, we realized that we needed to step back, carefully review our original plan, and talk to a number of individuals and organizations that were interested in our decision. We regret that we were unable to respond immediately to many of the questions we received, and appreciate the patience our customers have shown as we worked through this difficult issue.

    Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to ending animal testing in the cosmetics industry. As demonstrated by the renewed support we have received from organizations like PETA and the CCIC, this principle remains at our core. Urban Decay does not test its finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf, and we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Urban Decay is proud to be 100% cruelty-free.

    If you have additional questions, please email us at info@urbandecay.com.


    Vegan Products

    If you see a purple paw print next to a product, Urban Decay certifies that it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Please note that within a product category, such as Eyeshadows, some shades will be marked with the vegan paw print, and others will not. We have an ongoing initiative with our laboratories to not only create shades (and entire product lines) that are vegan from the start, but also to identify which of our non-vegan products can be converted. In many situations, plant-derived or synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients become available. As long as we can deliver the same high-quality products with rich color and texture, we will convert that product to 100% vegan ingredients, so be on the lookout for new offerings. We are often asked which of our products do not contain animal by-products, and for those customers, we offer our paw.

    / http://www.urbandecay.com/Animal-Testing-Policy/animal-testing-policy,default,pg.html

    Just found out that Urban Decay has decided against selling their products in China. This is what they wrote on their homepage! Great decision!! I still won’t by their products, since I have no confidence in them anymore, but at least they won’t be testing on animals (yet) ! How do you feel about this?


  • Urban Decay – petition!

    Som ni nu vet så ska Urban Decay börja testa på djur! Skriv under namnlistan om ni vill att de inte ska det! Jag kommer inte köpa deras smink även om de inte skulle testa på djur nu, eftersom de tydligen är giriga hycklare.. men skulle de inte börja testa så är det massa liv som räddas! Här är namnlistan: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4163 eller/or http://www.change.org/petitions/urban-decay-refuse-animal-testing-in-china

    Tiny white mouse peeps out from a green gloved hand in a laboratory

    As you know, Urban Decay will start testing on animals. Sign the petition on the link above to show that you’re against it! I won’t buy more make up from them anyhow since they’re greedy hypocrits, but (if they don’t start testing) lives will be saved!


  • Urban Decay animal testing…


    “Urban Decay is going to sell our products in China. Because of China’s policies on animal testing, we know that this will not be a popular decision with some of our loyal customers. But the decision is a thoughtful one”

    Det var det sämsta jag hört!

    Här har ni hela artikeln: http://www.urbandecay.com/Urban-Decay-China/Urban-Decay-in-China,default,pg.html

    Vilken besvikelse att företag går bakåt så här!

    I’m so disappointed in Urban Decay. Apparently they don’t care about animal rights after all!

    Uppdatering: De har tydligen fegat ur och tagit bort artikeln. Men så här stod det:

    “Urban Decay is going to sell our products in China. Because of China’s policies on animal testing, we know that this will not be a popular decision with some of our loyal customers. But the decision is a thoughtful one.

    For 16 years, we have been committed to two key causes: women’s rights, and the fight against animal testing. Our dedication to those causes will not waver.

    For those of you unfamiliar with China’s policies, the sticking point is this: the Chinese government reserves the right to conduct animal testing with cosmetic products before the products are approved for use by Chinese citizens. The government has not told us if they have exercised this right with our products. So, our brand does not test on animals, but the Chinese government might conduct a one-time test using our products. Do we like China’s policies? No…and that is really the point. Going into China was a huge decision for Urban Decay. But, we believe that change cannot and will not happen by outside pressure alone in a closed market. Change can only happen from within. When we enter the Chinese market, we will do our part to help make those changes.

    When we were considering expanding into China, a group of marketing consultants told us to remove the section of our company history that describes our crusade against animal testing. “It doesn’t mean anything to the Chinese beauty customer,” they said. Of course, we refused. Our “no animal testing” policy is part of who we are, and has been since day one. The news that animal issues don’t even register with the average Chinese consumer was one of the biggest factors in our decision to go there. During Urban Decay’s infancy, we worked hard to inform consumers about animal rights in the United States and Europe. The battleground for animal rights is now in China, and we want to be there to encourage dialogue and provoke change.

    We also hope to shed some light on women’s rights issues in China. As a company that caters to a female customer, this is extremely important to us. For one thing, going into China is a way for us to advance women into important professional positions. We will help grow the cosmetics industry, which primarily employs and creates career paths for women. Although workers’ employment rights are a relatively new concept there, progress has been made partially because of pressure from businesses, consumers, and advocacy groups from other countries. Based on this, our belief is that both an outside force and inside pressure for change can result in helping transform both the importance of women and animal testing policies in China. And more importantly, we hope to influence the perspective of the citizens on both of these issues.

    If we don’t go to China, other companies without our beliefs will, and the culture will never change. We want to encourage a culture of consumers who care enough to buy cruelty-free products, and who view professional women as role models who influence their lives on a daily basis.

    Yes, we are a for-profit company. And yes, we would eventually like to make money in China. But we don’t stand to turn a profit in China for quite a while, partially because the market isn’t quite ready to sustain an untraditional brand like ours. If it were only about the money, we would wait a few years. But our foray into this market is also about participating in an amazing time of change in China. We don’t like animal testing (and neither do the 13 dogs in our office), but we are trying to change the world… even if it is one eye shadow at a time! Sitting on the sidelines isn’t our style. We understand that you might not like our decision, but we hope you can respect it.

    For any advocates or Urban Decay fans interested, Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir will host a live chat on urbandecay.com to answer questions about our entry into China.”