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Last wednesday Lushtreated a group of Melbourne bloggers and vloggers to an inside look at what goes on in the world of Lush- Charlie and The Chocolate Factory style.
We all had a play with the huge range of products, got our ‘Emotional Brilliance’ colour reading done (like reading your fortune, except there is makeup involved), and made our own Angels On Bare Skin solid cleanser. As someone who hadn’t tried Lush before- I was like a kid in a candy shop (product reviews to come)
I was also really impressed with Lush’s active campaigning, including their new collaboration with the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Our delicious dinner that night was provided by a group of asylum seekers trained up by professional chefs to work in a commercial kitchen – they were paid above award wage and given the support that they needed.
We believe that the current treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia is not good enough. There are many myths that surround the issue of asylum seekers arriving to Australia by boat. We want to use our shop floors as a tool to start conversations with people, bust some of the myths and share facts, and will we be running an in-store and online campaign from 2nd to 9th October in Australia.
On Saturday October 5th 2013 we will be holding events at our flagship stores in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne! From 11am until 2pm we will have musicians from the ASRC performing, we will also have experts on the issue of asylum seeking in our stores to speak with our customers about the issue and how they can help, come and join us!
During the week of the campaign we will be asking our customers to sign a postcard addressed to Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison asking for a fair policy that upholds asylum seekers human rights. Customers can also show their support for asylum seekers by painting their hand purple and placing their print on our windows. Customers can also purchase our Soap of Hope. All proceeds will go to helping the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre support refugees and asylum seekers.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 15th, 2013 in Skincare | 84490 comments. Lush+Blogger+Event+and+Asylum+Seeker+Campaign2013-09-15+12%3A57%3A42myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8449