Seeking fair-labor, nontoxic bindis that'll stay on forehead for 12 hrs
October 18, 2016 9:46 AM   Subscribe

I'm an Indian-American Hindu woman living in New York City. I've recently started wearing a bindi every day -- the sticker kind, a.k.a. kumkum or kunkma. If I want ethically produced bindis that have nontoxic, long-lasting adhesive (will stay on my face for 12 continuous hours without moving around), what brand should I seek out, and where/how should I buy it?

I'd prefer to shop local (feel free to direct me to a specific shop or block in Jackson Heights) but could buy via Internet. And I'm ok with "use the powder instead" as an answer if that's the right answer, even though that may make me look way more pious than I actually am.
posted by brainwane to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (1 answer total)
If you can get non-adhesive bindis, adhesives designed for medical prosthetics seem to be a safe and popular alternative to spirit gum. If you really want to make sure they were produced ethically, you could try making them yourself.
posted by yeahlikethat at 11:45 AM on October 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

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