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Crabtree & Evelyn

How ethical is Crabtree & Evelyn?

Crabtree & Evelyn is a brand of soap and shower products which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Soap & Shower Gel Ratings Table. Although Crabtree & Evelyn has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Crabtree & Evelyn if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

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What does Crabtree & Evelyn do?

Crabtree & Evelyn started out as a small shop called The Soap Box in London, and began to sell some products under the brand name Crabtree & Evelyn in 1971.

In which areas does Crabtree & Evelyn perform poorly?

Crabtree & Evelyn was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Vegetarian due to a lack of certification, and for its Environmental Report as the brand has very little information available. It also received a bottom rating for our Animal Welfare criteria, as it does allow animal testing when required by law. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Crabtree & Evelyn’s  record

We found no past criticisms of Crabtree & Evelyn.

In which areas does Crabtree & Evelyn score well for its ethics?

We found no criticisms of Crabtree & Evelyn relating to; GM, Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Political Donations, Armaments or Irresponsible Marketing, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Crabtree & Evelyn improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Crabtree & Evelyn is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Soap & Shower Gel Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Crabtree & Evelyn has some issues to resolve, including its lack of certification for Organic and Vegetarian products, and its use of animal testing. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Crabtree & Evelyn some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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