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I've had it with Lush

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badgermushroom Sat 17-Feb-18 10:28:38

Sick of their virtue signalling. I've always admired their eco efforts and animal welfare stuff as there was an obvious connection but over the years they've got increasing more irritating and seem to be jumping on any topic which seems trendy.

I want to buy soap. Not subscribe to their politics. This for me was the last straw.

Lovesagin Sat 17-Feb-18 10:33:46

What. The. Fuck. Was that sent with your order?

Annabelle4 Sat 17-Feb-18 10:37:19


ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Feb-18 10:40:13

Are you in the UK?

badgermushroom Sat 17-Feb-18 10:40:16

Not mine, seen it doing the rounds on Twitter with a goady Tweet about how annoyed people will be hmm.

But more info here (sorry for Metro link)

badgermushroom Sat 17-Feb-18 10:40:33

Yep UK I'm afraid.

badgermushroom Sat 17-Feb-18 10:41:48

Oh my bad! So far not in the UK. That's something but usually their lines come here later. Know that was the case for the LGBT soap and shark fin campaigns.

Mouthandtrousersall Sat 17-Feb-18 10:41:55

Aiming for the teenage girl market there with that one.

OvaHere Sat 17-Feb-18 10:41:58

Wow. My young son loves Lush, he just spent a fair bit of birthday money in there. He is fairly GNC and I would be seriously unimpressed if he received this with a purchase.

Can you paste some of the booklet text so we can see what it actually says?

Lokisglowstickofdestiny Sat 17-Feb-18 10:42:05

They produce the only shampoo that doesn't make my hair feel like an oil slick - guess I'll have to search out another one now.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Feb-18 10:42:09

Ah fuck, I thought it was just the US. Know any good substitutes for Angels on Bare Skin?

Lovesagin Sat 17-Feb-18 10:43:17

I don't get it, one minute TRAs essentially say trans identified people don't exist because a man, with a man's body, a MAN is actually be a woman because he says so, so not trans at all, so why are allies needed for something that doesnt exist?

EmpressOfJurisfiction Sat 17-Feb-18 10:44:34

And I was right on the verge of starting to buy their soap & shampoo bars.

Ordering online from a small family business now. It's more ethical that way anyway.

Lovesagin Sat 17-Feb-18 10:46:00

Quite a few of us at work do bulk orders of around £200-300 every 2 months or so. I doubt it now when I share this with them.

GrimDamnFanjo Sat 17-Feb-18 10:46:18

Lush is a pretty dubious business imho. Google Mitherings from Morningside for insiders views.

Stilllivinginazoo Sat 17-Feb-18 10:46:47

<starts hunting alternative options>

YetAnotherSpartacus Sat 17-Feb-18 10:52:09

I can't stand Lush anyway. It's the false and fake enthusiasm of the staff and the way that all of them have to read from the same script. I always want to go away and read Arlie Hochschild's work on emotional labour.

Hellywelly10 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:14:49

I just don't like their products.

AngryAttackKittens Sat 17-Feb-18 11:16:42

That soap? Bath bomb? Is hideous. If they're going to attempt propaganda they might at least try to make it look good.

PositivelyPERF Sat 17-Feb-18 11:18:10

I give my middle child a £200 voucher for his birthday and Xmas, every year. Never again. They can fuck right off. I’ll be shopping around now. I also don’t use the body shop as they’re not vegan, yes I know that’s a different topic.

LifelongVaginaOwner Sat 17-Feb-18 11:23:12

Lots of the Body Shop stuff is now vegan PositivelyPERF

Eolian Sat 17-Feb-18 11:23:52

Wtaf? I'd just got back into buying their products. <joins search for alternatives>

expatinscotland Sat 17-Feb-18 11:25:41


TheDishRanAwayWithTheSpoon Sat 17-Feb-18 11:28:54

What the hell? Will be shopping elsewhere... I don't see how anyone would appreciate that, it's so patronising even if you want to consider yourself a transfer ally.

PositivelyPERF Sat 17-Feb-18 11:29:20

LifelongVaginaOwner was a strict vegan I find the fact that they have advertised themselves as such an ethical animal loving company for decades while using none vegan products incredibly hypocritical, so until they are 100% vegan I’m afraid I can’t use them. If they had been upfront I wouldn’t have had the same issues with them, iykwim.

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