Boycott AHAVA Campaign Gains Momentum in Cape Town,
On Saturday, 13 October 2012, members of Open
Shuhada Street, the UCT Palestine Solidarity
Forum and the general public protested outside
Wellness Warehouse on Kloof Street in Cape
Town to demand that it end its illegal sale
of AHAVA cosmetics and show solidarity with
the oppressed Palestinian people.
Around 60 people of all walks of life, faiths,
race and backgrounds protested for two hours.
The message was clear and simple: that Wellness
Warehouse must stop profiting from the illegal
and immoral occupation of the Palestinian
West Bank by selling AHAVA. The protest showed
very clear increasing support and local and
international media attention for the campaign.
Protest at Professional Beauty trade show in Manchester,
On 1-2 June 2012 activists from Campagne
BDS France held protests outside Sephora shops
in five cities: Paris, Lille, Orleans, Strasbourg
and Lyon. The protesters called on Sephora to stop
stocking Ahava and Yes to Carrot cosmetics. Below
are videos from the Paris and Strasbourg actions.
Protest outside Sephora
in Paris, 2 June 2012
Protest outside Sephora
in Strasbourg, 1 June 2012
Stolen Beauty Ahava Boycott
Bathrobe Brigade -- action in Strasbourg, France
celebrate as Ahava forced out of Covent Garden,
London, by protests.
On 2nd April 2011, human rights activists came
together to celebrate a great victory for the
BDS movement. After a two-year campaign of direct
action and regular pickets and demos, Ahava's
Covent Garden lease will not be renewed by the
landlord in September.
Ahava boycott demonstration,
London, February 19, 2011
VIDEO: Sephora Mulhouse (France) will
no longer sell Ahavahttp://bit.ly/e9COlM
Translation of text: The perseverance
of Mulhouse activists has paid off. The manager
of Sephora's store in Mulhouse was convinced
by the information given to her about Ahava's
products, which are made in the illegal settlement/colony
of Mitzpe Shalem in the Palestinian West Bank
and labeled "Products of Israel."
Not wanting to encourage colonization, and not
wanting to lie to her customers, she obtained
permission from the regional management of Sephora
to pull Ahava products from her store's shelves.
See the video for more details.
London's Covent Garden,
9 Oct. 2010
Latest in the series of two weekly protest demos
outside the Ahava shop in London, which markets
so called "Israeli" goods which are
in fact goods made in an illegal settlement
on stolen Palestinian land with chemicals stolen
from the Palestinian territory at the north
western corner of the Dead Sea.. This explains
Ahava's relactance to go to court against pro-Palestinian
activists as they know they are involved in
the illegal sale of stolen goods.
Campaign in South Africa, Saturday, October
2nd, 2010 Demonstration at Wellness Warehouse
On Saturday, 2 October 2010, Open Shuhada Street
and the University of Cape Town Palestine Solidarity
Forum protested against Wellness Warehouse demanding
that they stop selling Ahava products. Ahava
products are manufactured in an illegal Israeli
settlement in the Occupied West Bank, yet label
their products "Made in Israel". According
to international law and even the Israeli Supreme
Court, the West Bank is not part of Israel.
Apologists for Israeli human rights abuses tried
to disrupt our protest, but we succeeded in
carrying out a peaceful protest and making our
Demonstration on July 3, 2010 by Palestine solidarity
campaigners outside the Israel Ahava shop in London's
Soho district; these protests are being held every
two weeks and their success has generated a regular
Zionist counter demo.
5, 2010: Flotilla Demonstration
in London "Boycott AHAVA/Stolen Goods from
against Ahava build momentum, Ism, March 27, 2010
ISM London joined Palestine solidarity activists descending
on central London today for the second of an ongoing
series of demonstrations against the Ahava cosmetics
London shut down on the weekend, Ism, March 14,
Despite the presence of a very small Zionist counter
demonstration, and some initial attempts by police to
move the demonstration across the road away from the
shop’s entrance, a noisy presence was maintained for
several hours drawing the attention of bemused passers-by
and tourists from 12pm onwards. More...
Fortnightly Demonstration Outside
Ahava in Central London
In response to a call for action from the popular committee
of Bi’lin, a demonstration will take place every fortnight
outside Ahava in Covent Garden. It is being arranged by
a coalition of London based Palestine solidarity gropups,
including ISM London. More...
Stolen Beauty Bathrobe Brigade had a Valentine action
on Saturday 13th of February, 2010, in the Center of
Despite the cold, a group of women in bathrobes with
pink towels on their heads, and broken hearts in their
hands, walked through the center of Rotterdam to inform
people that there is NO LOVE in Ahava. Their message
was not to buy any AHAVA products as Valentine gift
for beloved ones, because there is NO LOVE in a company
profiting from occupation.
Ahava Boycott Montreal From:
TadamonMontreal | November 05, 2009 |
Montreal action outside "The Bay" store calling
for the boycott of Ahava products. Members of Middle
East solidarity groups Tadamon! , Solidarity for Palestinian
Human Rights (SPHR) and the Québec BDS (Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions) Committee demanded The Bay to take products
of Ahava Dead Sea cosmetics off its shelves.