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Ethical Mica Mining Policy
Mica is a mineral that’s used in cosmetics to add shimmer and glitter. 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.
Thankfully, VE Cosmetics states on their website,
“As far as ethical Mica goes there isn’t any certification or anything in place to verify how Mica has been mined as yet.We do check with our suppliers the source of the Mica . Ours suppliers have confirmed that all their Mica is sourced in Europe as we actively avoid any Mica that originates from India and surrounding as we do not want to support child labour. There does have to be an element of trust here as there is no official certification but we have been working hard to try and switch everything over to Synthetic Mica and hope to have this completed by the end of 2021.”