Mica is a little-known mined material that adds shimmer to everything from eyeshadow to car paint. Opaque and overlooked, the mica supply chain is thought to harbor serious issues including child labor and dangerous working conditions. That's why we're thrilled to help Beautycounter in its effort to trace mica and verify that's it's produced in ethical conditions. From their responsible sourcing page:
The level of transparency we’re seeking in this industry is unprecedented, and in a super-secretive industry, this information isn’t easy to come by. With the help of Sourcemap and participation from our suppliers, we hope to share a traceable mica supply chain with you in the future. Eventually, we’ll be able to tell you exactly where the mica in your favorite eye shadow comes from.
Stay tuned as we update you on our journey to make the mica supply chain traceable and transparent with Beautycounter.
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