In a statement, Tom’s of Maine stated that it does not test its products or ingredients on animals or hire third parties to do so. Furthermore, their suppliers do not conduct animal testing, and are not permitted to allow their products to undergo animal testing when required by law. Finally, neither their products nor any other products of theirs are sold in stores in mainland China or any other country requiring animal testing.
Tom’s of Maine would meet our criteria for being Cruelty-Free.
In spite of the fact that Tom’s of Maine is owned by Colgate-Palmolive, which tests on animals for some of its other brands, Tom’s of Maine is not cruelty-free.
No matter how you feel about cruelty-free brands that are owned by non-cruelty-free parent companies, it’s your choice whether to support them or boycott them. Answering this question is neither right nor wrong. Please feel free to share that Colgate-Palmolive owns Tom’s of Maine if you are comfortable doing so.
Is China’s law against animal testing?
According to Tom’s of Maine, they are not required to test on animals since their products are not sold in retail stores in mainland China.
“We don’t do animal testing or sell in China.”
Some cosmetics imported from the United States will be exempt from animal testing starting May 1, 2021. Most imported cosmetics will still need animal testing in 2022, though.
The Tom’s of Maine brand is cruelty-free, but not 100% vegan
In the developing, manufacturing or marketing of their products, Tom’s of Maine pledges not to conduct, outsource or fund animal testing. However, Tom’s of Maine understands that customer safety is important, but it believes that it can be achieved without cruelty to animals. Tom’s of Maine rejects animal testing and do not test its products on animals. The company’s products are not exported to mainland China and/or other countries that require animal testing.
What is the manufacturing location of Tom’s of Maine?
According to Tom’s of Maine, their products are manufactured in:
The products we manufacture are all categorized by product type. Here are some examples:
- Canada – Tom’s Body Wash and Liquid Hand Soap
- Greenwood SC – Tom’s Deodorant / Antiperspirant
- Rhode Island – Tom’s Bar Soap
- Sanford ME – Tom’s Toothpaste
- Morristown TN – Tom’s Mouthwash
- Malaysia – Tom’s Floss
- Switzerland – Tom’s Toothbrushes