Stephen Einhorn & Fairtrade / Fairmined Gold
Yesterday I attended the press launch of Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold standards. Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launched the first ever third party independent certification for gold, opening up market opportunities for millions of impoverished artisanal small-scale miners and their families. The first photo is of Harriet Lamb, the director of the Fairtrade Foundation and a Bolivian miner, Juana Pena Endara of Cotapata Mining Cooperative holding the first Kilo bar of Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold. We will be offering both men’s and women’s jewellery made with Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold at the earliest opportunity.