Women spend tens of thousands of pounds on their appearance in a lifetime
A bath bomb recently released by Lush, however, will make you feel satisfied for a totally different reason: you’ll be supporting human rights while you soak.
Joining forces with human rights organisation Reprieve, Lush’s newest member of the family is a limited edition bath bomb called Buy One Set One Free.
That’s because all proceeds (minus VAT, anyway) will go directly to a charity campaigning to remove a man from death row.
If you haven’t heard of Reprieve before, it’s one of the ethical organisations Lush works closely with (which I’ve written a little bit about before).
Founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, it’s currently campaigning for British father, Andy Tsege’s, return home from Ethiopia where the charity claims he’s being held illegally on death row.
According to Reprieve, Andy – or Andargachew – is a prominent figure in Ethiopian politics, and was kidnapped in June 2014.
As part of a crackdown on political opponents and civil rights activists, he was rendered to Ethiopia on the command of the Ethiopian government, held in solitary confinement for over a year, and is held under a death sentence granted by a trial which violated basic fair trial standards.
Yet the British government hasn’t demanded his release, which Reprieve wants to change by asking British citizens to demand his freedom.
The campaign will run in Lush’s UK shops from Friday 10 March until Monday 20 March, which will be Andy’s 1,000th day on death row.
Oh, and the bath bomb costs £3.95.
It smells pretty good too, as it’s officially fragranced with ‘the spicy smell of freedom’ (oh Lush, what are you like?) along with a photograph of the Tsege family which appears once it’s all fizzed away.
Next time you pop into a store for a bath bomb, you know which one to get.
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