Our Leaping Bunny certification was approved today, and if you know anything about Taui and what we are trying to do, you'd think "So, what's the big deal? Of course you don't test on animals."
Well, it wasn't quite so simple. Because we are not a "regular" cosmetic company, buying "regular" cosmetic ingredients from big-time suppliers, we actually had a few hoops to jump through. To get their certification, Leaping Bunny also requires documentation that our ingredient suppliers are not testing on animals. But we don't buy "cosmetic" ingredients -- everything that goes into Taui is made by people who produce food. Whether it's the extra virgin olive oil or the bee products from sustainable, organic farms, the ingredients we use are held to a much higher quality and safety standard than what goes into most cosmetics.
Fortunately, once we explained this to Leaping Bunny, the folks there were great at working with us to find a way to meet their standards that also allows us to keep buying from these small suppliers. We're delighted to have their blessing.