Dirty but clean
Around 60%* of the world’s mica is sourced in India. A huge part of this is considered to be mined in socially and economically challenged regions, with a high incidence of child labor, corruption in the supply chain, and poor working conditions.
Ensuring full transparency, all natural mica for our effect pigments is sourced at our wholly owned mine in Hartwell, using fully ethical, traceable, and environmentally friendly processes.
* Terre des hommes and Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO); March 2018; Global mica mining and the impact on children’s rights
Join our mining team to get insights into mining processes in Hartwell, where each mica flake is strictly sourced according to our three principles.
Explore our mica sourcing from mining and processing, via tracking and restoration, right up to delivery to our other production sites.