Some days ago L‘Oréal announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Logocos Naturkosmetik AG, a German beauty company which pioneered natural cosmetics with brands such as Sante.
Due to this fact, we decided to sell off B12 toothpastes from Sante and drop them from our product range. Though L’Oréal claims that the company “no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule“ (see here), they still sell their products in China and thus fund animal testing where the practice is required by law. It is obvious that L‘Oréal choose profits over morals.
This time we don‘t have that many new items to introduce. But those we have are really worth mentioning. For example new sneakers and waterproof boots, tea from Scop Ti and new patches. Continue reading and see for yourself!
Boots from Shoezuu and new sneakers from Ethletic
We‘ve discovered a new fantastic fabric for patches which is Organic Canvas. It‘s not only robust but also made of 100 % organic cotton from Kirgizia, woven in Czech Republic and refined in Germany. We‘ve already reprinted a couple of old designs and a new one. Give it a try!
Posters and post cards
If you thumbed through the new art book ANIMAL UTOPIA by Hartmut Kiewert you probably recognize the pictures from the new posters and post cards. If not it‘s high time! Look out for new images in our posters section and don‘t forget to look at the old ones, too. All of them are really something.
Tea from an occupied factory in France
Fralib, a Unilever daughter company in the South of France which used to produce Lipton-Tea, was supposed to be shut down in 2010. However, the workers didn‘t want to just give in and put up a fight instead. It lasted 1336 days, got abroad and succeeded in the end. In May 2014 the workers took over the production, started working as a cooperative and have made all the decisions on their own. Now they produce tea under fair conditions and meanwhile they also introduced an organic tea line. See? It‘s possible to resist and succeed! Let‘s drink (a cup of tea) to that.
Now that you’ve made yourself comfortable with a cup of tea you‘re kind of lacking something to read right? 😉 So how about Eating Animals by Lisa Kemmerer? We‘ve mentioned her other books earlier – this one explores the environmental effects of animal agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Another newbie in the reading section is the new issue of the biannual journal ALF Supporters Group Newsletter. It provides you with info about the last six months, articles about police spies, the animal rights conference in Luxembourg and much more!
Vegan laundry dreams come true. The new washing powder by SUMA is animal testing-free and made from plant extracts and biodegradable ingredients. And it gets the job done!
In case you also hate doing the dishes and own one of those convenient dishwashers we even have dishwater tablets for you. Also vegan and eco-friendly. Choose between a small and a bigger package with 25 or 70 tablets.
An important aspect of our work at roots of compassion is to support other initiatives. Five times each year we introduce an organization we want to support and give a certain amount to them. Apart from that there’s a monthly donation to an animal sanctuary in Germany, and of course we occasionally give some money to whatever comes up in the meantime.
2017 is gone, and we’ve taken a look back on our shipments in 2017. By the end of December we had sent more than 5,960 packages, and so we donated 597 € to ausgeCO2hlt.
We believe at this point it’s more important to stop coal mining than to plant some trees somewhere in the world. Imagine the impact it could have to leave all the coal that’s left in the ground!
Seize the evenings! They’re still long and dark, and we can hardly imagine a better to spend them then reading good books! This month you can save 10 % on the english books in our range (apart from the books published by German publishers, sorry!). There’s some new stuff we’d love to introduce to you again, because we believe you should really read these books: What A Fish Knows is an instructive and sometimes surprising book about fishes – and we’re sure you’ll learn a lot of stuff that might be helpful whenever you run into “and what about fish?”-discussions.
Further, we’ve got some new books by Lisa Kemmerer who writes a lot about the interconnections between feminism, ecology and animal rights. Strongly recommended!
Apart from that we’ve still got the books by Jo-Anne McArthur, Crimethinc books and some other stuff you should read, too 😉