Unfortunately the mail I sent last thursday did not reach the person at Kuretake JP – the address couldn’t be located in their system (maybe the person doesn’t work there any more).
So I just filled out the online form on their Kuretake JP site, and I got a confirmation mail that they received it. I wonder whether I will be contacted by Kuretake UK (now Pirika UK) again, because in the form it was required to enter your country. If that is going to be the case, there will very probably be no further information about the cruelty-free part.
I am not very optimistic, but we’ll see.
Source: mail contact
Over the last year till February of this year, I had correspondence with Kuretake UK. The UK team are pretty terrific, always wrote back and passed my inquiries and information sheet along to the Japan Headquarters.( I just looked them up again, and they are no longer Kuretake UK, but Pirika UK).
I initially was assured that Kuretake was a cruelty-free company, but then they weren’t certain about it any longer. This was cited to probably be because of a language barrier. And the Japan Headquarters never replied since my last mail in February.
I consequently had to take the company of my list again, without this vital part of information.
I now contacted Kuretake JP directly and hope I will receive a clear reply for us all.