In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Lost Lanes' website, ethical.market, which was a market place selling a wide range of products from clothing to cosmetics.
To be listed on its website brand's products had to fit into one or more of Ethical Market's standards. Its standards included a provision stating "No Animal Testing". It explained "The seller confirms that no part of this product has ever been tested on animals during its design or manufacture."
While it was positive that ethical.market included this in its standards it was a not compulsory requirement that brands selling products on its website had to meet. In addition it did not provide any information on whether brands were required to have a fixed cut off date for animal tested ingredients. While Ethical Consumer couldn't find any products which didnt have the "No Animal Testing" label it was unclear how it was defined. It therefore received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for animal testing.

Reference:

https://ethical.market/ethical-standards/ (15 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Lost Lane's website and found that the company sold some leather items, however, it was not considered to form a substantial part of its business. As a result the company lost only half a mark under Ethical Consumer’s Animal Rights category.

It also lost half a mark under the Pollution and Toxics category for the following reason. Leather, as the hide of a dead animal, naturally decomposes. To prevent this decomposition the leather industry uses a cocktail of harmful chemicals to preserve leather, including trivalent chromium sulphate, sodium sulphide, sodium sulfhydrate, arsenic and cyanide. Tannery effluent also contains large amounts of other pollutants, such as protein, hair, salt, lime sludge and acids. These can all pollute the land, air and water supply, making it a highly polluting industry.

Reference:

https://ethical.market/ethical-standards/ (15 August 2018)