Rihanna Fenty Beauty brand under lens in India for ‘using mica from mines hiring child labour’ : worldnewsFebruary 6, 2021
Apparently, every makeup brand that has India as it’s supplier for mica, has “child” labourers behind the mines. So whose fault? Rihanna? Nah fam.
The Indian government.
Edit: a small piece of article by refinery29
Eventually the raw material excavated by Pooja and her peers will be collected by a broker who sells it to an exporter, who then delivers it to a manufacturer, typically in China. It’s then milled into fine, pearly pigment that is purchased by international beauty companies to add a reflective finish to eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, and more. Everyone in the supply chain financially benefits from obscuring the origin of the mica through this complicated turn of hands, because it keeps costs low by allowing exporters to exploit the people mining it.
So, how come these companies are put to blame, when in the first place, they don’t know their sources?