Beauty and a Beast

Child labour in India for sparkling cars and cosmetics

This report focuses on child labour in Jharkhand/Bihar for mica mining and processing, and the role of Dutch companies and main manufacturers of pearlescent pigments globally. Mica is a mineral. It provides for the sparkling effect of car’s bodyworks. Moreover, it is a regular ingredient in cosmetics for nails, eyes, lips and faces.

Authors A. ten Kate
I. Schipper
M.M Remmers
V. Kiezebrink
Type Report
Date May 2016
Theme Child labour
Natural Resources
Responsible organisation SOMO
Terre Des Hommes
Countries India
Publisher SOMO

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