Imagine my surprise when, walking down Swanston Street yesterday just after noon, I saw a crowd gathered outside my favourite beauty products shop Lush. The crowd itself wasn’t surprising, but what had drawn them there, was…
A bevy of beauties dressed only in aprons – some of whom are shown above sandwiching a very amused tourist – were promoting Lush’s campaign to reduce packaging on beauty products, by removing the packaging from themselves!
They were a great bunch of girls/women – all having a laugh and a bit of fun for something they believe in. There were a lot of stunned faces in the lunchtime crowd when people realised what was going on, but a lot of flyers were taken, too, so maybe the point was made.
(Maybe it’s the mum in me, but I’ll admit that I was pleased to see two police officers watching over them, to make sure no one got out of line with the girls, but there wasn’t even a hint of that while I was there…)
I’ll scan the flyer and post it here over the next couple of days.