Back in 2012, in line with the information provided on Innovative Minds, Hiba Magazine circulated a flyer titled “Brands to Boycott” which provided a list of companies that heavily invest in Israel and also contribute to its economy. This list provided some handy alternatives, especially for Pakistani-based readers. With the current conflict in Gaza, we are again providing this list for those who feel helpless in the face of the situation and wish to do something to support their Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine.
If you are one of those who wonder whether boycotting is fruitful, we encourage you to check out an excellent article by our writer, Lamya Almas: Is Boycotting Fruitful?
There is another one titled: Shopping can kill.
The list is as follows (courtesy Innovative Minds)
To find out why these companies are on this list, visit http://www.inminds.com/boycott-israel-2012.php
Another list circulated by Christian Science Monitor mentions the following well-known brands on the boycott list:
- P&G Pampers
- Victoria’s Secrets
- Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Alternatives for those who are based in Pakistan
Pasta: Kolson / Bake Parlour / Crispo
Milk / Flavoured Milk: Olpers / Good Milk / Haleeb / Millac / Pakola Milk
Powdered Milk: Millac / Haleeb Skimz / Nutra Mil / Skimillac
Coffee: Coffee Break / Brazo
Instant Noodles: Shoop / Knorr / Indomie
Tea: Tapal / Kohinoor / Standard’s Prime Tea / Vital tea
Cooking Oil: Habib / Sunlight / Meezan / Seasons / Sufi / Eva / Coroli / Soya Supreme / Canolive
Soaps: Breeze / Capri / Tibet / Sufi Bath Soap / Bodyguard
Shampoo: Bio Amla / Medicam / Dabur Amla
Detergents: Sufi Soap Vermicelli / Pak Surf
Washing soaps: Safon Detergent Bar / Safon Detergent Liquid
Dish-washing soap: Safon dish-washing bar (Sufi), Aan soap
Soft Drinks: Pakola / Gourmet Cola
Toothpaste: Hamdard / Dentonic / English / Soda White / Dabur / Shield
Ice-cream: Igloo / Omore / Hico / Iceberg
Personal care products: Saeed Ghani / Olivia / Care / English / Tibet / Etude / Avon
Dairy products: Haleeb / Nurpur / Olpers /
Electronics: Waves / Millat / Super Asia / Pak Fan / Toshiba / Sony / Hitachi / LG / Mitsubishi / Samsung (printers)
Yoghurt: Al-Marai / Millac Yoghurt
Mineral Water: Eva / Pakola’s Vital / Sufi / Qarshi’s Springley / Osloo
Custard, Jelly and Jell-O: Happy Home / Delve Desserts
Juices and Instant Drinks: Maaza / Sunsip / Frooto / Tropico
Candies: Candyland / Hilal
Baby Products: Shield Blessings / Mothercare / Susu
Diapers: Canbebe / Susu / Diapy / EQ /
Toothbrushes / Mouthwash: Shield Products
Readers and local companies are requested to add to this list for public benefit.
We have tried our best to ensure that the above list is correct as of July 12, 2014. If you find any error in it, please email us at email@example.com and it will be corrected, Insha’Allah!