Coliro (Finetec Pearlcolors) sent their reply today. And it is good news.
Coliro/Finetec is cruelty-free : they don’t test on animals and neither commission other parties to do so.
Not only are – as they have been in the past- the Finetec Pearlcolors completely free of animal derivatives, as well as the manufacturing process being free of any animal derivatives (and of course cruelty-free), there is something even better.
The mica raw material supplier for Finetec is member of the Responsible Mica Initiative.
This is a quote of the Initiative that Coliro/Finetec provided me with :
“ENGAGE MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS UNDER A COALITION FOR ACTION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FAIR, RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE MICA SUPPLY CHAIN IN BIHAR & JHARKHAND THAT IS FREE OF CHILD LABOR AND PROVIDES RESPONSIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS”
I found the Quote source here.