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Ethical Mica Mining Policy
Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add a shimmery effect. But the mining of natural mica has been linked to child labor and human rights violations.
Unless a company publicly addresses its mica mining policy, we have no way of knowing whether its mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.
So I asked Deborah Lippmann if their mica is ethically sourced without the use of child labor and they responded by stating,
“We’re happy to confirm that our suppliers of mica (sourced in India) are active members of The Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI)’ and have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to child labor. Our supplier’s parent companies perform the independent audits and if they encounter non-compliance or inadequate control, they immediately terminate the vendor contract.”