Conscious Consumerism News: August 2022 Edition

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Hello there, fellow conscious shopper. We hope you’re soaking up the last days of summer, navigating back to school with ease, and are gearing up for a fall to remember. We’re thrilled to roll out our next edition of Conscious Consumerism News. In this edition, we’ve got a new hair product that’s made in the USA and cruelty-free, Stella McCartney’s new vegan, cruelty-free skincare line, the FTC cracking down on false Made in USA labeling, and relief for Black-owned businesses. Scroll below for all the latest news.

ColourPop just launched it’s first ever hair product –  and it’s cruelty-free and made in the USA.

Already getting going on your holiday gift guide? Well, you may want to ColourPop’s Mane Event to your list. 

At prices that won’t break the bank, these hair tints are tested on people – not animals – and made in sunny Los Angeles. Talk about checking the boxes!

Celebrity vegetarian fashion designer Stella McCartney added another title to her resume – skincare entrepreneur. 

Besides being a celebrated fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney is now a skincare creator. Stella McCartney skincare has been two years in development and is due to launch on the 1st of September, with just three products – a cleanser, serum, and day cream. As expected, the entire line is vegan, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free.

The FTC is continuing its crackdown on false Made in USA claims, suing importers of LED bulbs and masks that were really made in China.

The FTC, through the Department of Justice recently sued two companies and the joint corporate President for falsely claiming that the LED lighting products and personal protective equipment (PPE) they sold were “Assembled in the USA,” “Buy American Act Compliant,” “Manufactured in the USA” and “100% Made in the USA,” despite having been imported from China.

The FTC is forcing the companies to stop claiming their products are made in USA, pay a fine, and substantiate all claims.

The Coalition to Back Black Business is now offering grants to small, Black-owned businesses that need them the most.

Much-needed financial relief is coming to Black owned businesses that were hit the hardest by the pandemic. A total of $1.3 million is available, which will go to 5,000 small business grants.

When COVID hit, more than 40% of small, Black-owned business employers closed.

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