Rihanna Fenty Beauty brand under lens in India for ‘using mica from mines hiring child labour’



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New Delhi: International pop star Rihanna, who created a stir in India by tweeting in support of the protesting farmers, is now under the scanner of the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for allegedly using mica from Indian mines — where “child labourers work in dire conditions” — in her cosmetics brand ‘Fenty Beauty’.

NCPCR chairman Priyank Kanoongo told The Print they are looking into the matter and “would do the needful”.

This comes after the NCPCR received a complaint Friday from NGO Legal Rights Observatory (LRO). 

The complaint, a copy of

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Revlon and Elizabeth Arden kickstart global brand extension strategy via MDR Brand Management partnership

The long-term, exclusive global partnership with MDR Brand Management will focus on growing Revlon Consumer Products Corporation’s flagship mega brands Revlon and Elizabeth Arden. This growth would be achieved via various brand extensions – new product launches, wider retail reach, and fresh consumer engagement projects, among others – some of which would be designed to take Revlon and Elizabeth Arden beyond their core reaches.

“This is not expansion for expansion sake; it’s expansion to create significant long-term revenue,”​ said Daniel Avener, CEO of MDR Brand Management.

“…Brand owners look to brand extension for different reasons. Typically, top of the

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ASOS Bought Topshop. What This Means For The Fashion Brand.

On Monday, fashion retailer ASOS confirmed rumours that it would, in fact, be purchasing Arcadia Group’s brand lineup, including millennial fashion favourite Topshop, as well as Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT. “Topshop & Topman are now part of the ASOS family,” the UK-based fast-fashion brand wrote in a tweet early on Monday morning. “We can’t wait to bring these iconic British brands into a new era.” 



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According to a release obtained by Refinery29, the acquisition cost ASOS £265 million with an additional £30 million paid for Arcadia Group’s stocks. Not included in the deal are

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How the Founders of Topicals Built Beauty’s Most Exciting New Brand

It started with Mean Girls. In the cult comedy, the titular girls keep a Burn Book filled with photos of their classmates and epithets describing them. Budding skin-care company Topicals, a brand formulated with chronic skin conditions top of mind, wanted to co-opt the Burn Book’s psychological message and flip it on its head. 

So on October 3, 2020 (Mean Girls fans will recognize this date immediately), Topicals released its own version filled with relatable acne experiences from a diverse array of young influencers and takedowns of the beauty standards they wish didn’t exist. In this book,

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