Cosmetic company looks to 'erase bullying'

It’s time to go back to school, but for some students it can be a stressful time of year due to bullying. The harsh words and actions of others affect millions of students each year.

In light of this, LUSH Cosmetics is working to “erase bullying” with an interactive art installation displayed in the windows of select shop locations Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. The windows showcase the work of Vancouver-based artist, Bryce Evans, and are inspired by a friend’s experience with bullying, bringing to life hurtful words in a larger-than-life format.

LUSH — which has a location at Westfield Mall in Trumbull — is encouraging the public to sign an online pledge to treat others with dignity and respect by way of campaign partner Charter for Compassion.

As part of the campaign LUSH has launched a limited edition Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, with 100% of the sales going to LUSH’s Charity Pot Fund, to help further grassroots organizations like Charter For Compassion.

The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking, but compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. To learn more about the Charter for Compassion or to sign, visit