Written by Phyrra
While I was reading through the comments on Temptalia’s site regarding the decision that Urban Decay has made to start selling in China, someone linked to the company Lush and their press release on why they won’t sell in China.
You can view it here, but I thought it would be relevant to share. I think everyone would have been happier if Urban Decay had made the press release below instead. We applaud Lush for taking this stance and hope that Urban Decay will reconsider their position.
We realise that there is huge potential for Lush in China and it is with great regret that we are unable to accept applications to develop Lush in this market.
In order to launch into the Chinese market, at the moment the registration process requires that our products would have to be tested on animals.
Our company does not test on animals and does not work with any company or supplier who tests on animals. As our anti animal testing policy is such a core element to our business we will not do anything that would be a risk to this. As such we have made a decision not to enter China until this law is changed out-right.
We hope that at some stage changes will be made to the registration process, enabling us to open up applications for this market.