Lush is known for being one of the world's most socially conscious businesses. Their products — soap, shampoo and conditioner bars, fizzy bath “bombs,” makeup, and more — are sourced from vegetarian ingredients, sold either unpackaged or wrapped in recycled materials, and a portion of their profits goes to support wonderful projects such as animal protection, regenerative farming, and even freedom and dignity for Palestinians. That’s why it’s so shocking to learn that Lush operates two stores in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia!!!
Why are we asking Lush to get out of Saudi Arabia?
All Saudi women live under the kingdom’s oppressive male guardianship system, where women need permission from a male to travel, study, obtain a passport, marry, and engage in other key life events.
Saudi women recently won the right to drive, but the very women who campaigned for this right are now languishing in prison, subjected to horrific beatings, electroshock and sexual harassment.
Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen is so brutal that Yemen is now suffering the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. Since 2015, some 85,000 children under the age of five have died from acute malnutrition as a result of the war.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), was responsible for the grotesque murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
War. Misogyny. Beheadings. Repression of peaceful dissent. The list goes on.
We say enough is enough. It’s time to boycott and divest from the Saudi regime.
We can’t think of a better company to speak out against Saudi crimes than Lush Cosmetics. And we feel confident that once Lush realizes that their stores in Saudi Arabia are whitewashing horrible crimes against Saudi women, journalists and dissidents, along with Yemeni children, they will take action.
Ann, Ariel, Carley, Caroline, Jodie, Kelly, Kelsey, Kirsten, Lily, Maya, Mark, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Ryan, Sarah, Tighe, Ursula and Zena