For a limited time, only Lush Cosmetics will be bringing back Shark Fin Soap.
The reason behind Lush bringing back in memory of the late Rob Stewart, and 100% of the sales will be donated to continue his legacy to save the sharks, the ocean & human kind.
Sadly lush said it’s limited to North America only.
“Did you know that every year, up to 100 million sharks are needlessly killed for shark fin soup? Help us put an end to shark finning with our limited edition sea-inspired soap! We’re re-releasing this lovely soap for World Oceans Day this year, and its softening seaweed, scrubby fine sea salt, and zesty lime oil make it a refreshing way to cool down this summer.
100% of the sales of this soap will support the completion of Rob Stewart’s newest documentary SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION. The funds will also be used to continue Rob’s legacy to save sharks, the oceans, and humankind. Now you can swim with the sharks and help protect them, too!”
Fresh Ingredients in Shark Fin Soap
Water (Aqua), Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Glycerine, Coarse Sea Salt,Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fragrance,Arame Seaweed (Eisenia arborea), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia),Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus), Salt (Sodium Chloride), Sodium Hydroxide, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate,*Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Blue 1, Yellow 5.*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Remembering Rob Stewart
“Rob Stewart cherished ocean wildlife and inspired others to do the same. In January 2017, Stewart lost his life while diving off the Florida Keys. He was just 37.
In 2002, Stewart was working as an underwater photographer in the Galapagos Islands when he discovered illegal longlining for sharks. In this cruel practice, sharks are baited and trapped, their fins are cut off and they’re thrown back into the ocean, dead or alive. Shocked by this discovery, he created the award-winning SHARKWATER documentary to raise awareness about shark finning and its consequences on ocean health. In 2007, we partnered with Stewart on the distribution of the film to bring this issue into the hearts and minds of Canadians. Charismatic, passionate and well-educated, he quickly became a celebrated spokesman for the creatures and places he loved. In 2012, we paired up with Stewart again to promote his next film REVOLUTION, which offered a new perspective on conservation, exploring the idea that we must save the oceans to save our own species.
In 2014 and 2015, we collaborated with Stewart, United Conservationists (UC) and the Discovery Channel to promote a message of conservation during Discovery’s Shark Week. Together, we brought UC’s Fin Free movement to a wider audience and encouraged customers and staff to speak up against shark finning. We also created and sold the limited edition Shark Fin Soap to raise funds that would support UC’s ongoing work.
SHARKWATER raised the profile of shark finning, but it wasn’t long before Stewart discovered that this wasn’t the only practice contributing to the needless slaughter of sharks. Scientists estimate that nearly 150 million sharks are killed annually, but they’re only able to account for about 70 million of them. To learn more about where the other 80 million end up, Stewart began work on his newest film SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION. His journey would unearth an even bigger, darker scandal that reveals how our fear of sharks and complacency as consumers has let sharks be slaughtered for everything from cosmetics to fast food.
In January 2017, Stewart traveled to Florida with the aim of capturing footage of the endangered sawfish for this new documentary. Unfortunately, a tragic accident claimed his life. To honor Stewart’s life, his work, and his memory, we’re re-launching Shark Fin Soap and donating all sales to continue his legacy. Part of the funds will be used to complete and release SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION, while the rest will go towards establishing a foundation to support shark and ocean conservation efforts. You can support shark conservation right now by signing Humane Society International’s petition to ban Canadian imports of products of shark finning.
Rob inspired and educated thousands of people on the issues he cared deeply about, and together we built a close, collaborative partnership. As his friends and partners, we’re committed to working towards his vision of healthy oceans for a healthy planet.”