So what does Fairtrade Gold mean? It means that the people who mine the gold – just like Fairtrade farmers of coffee or tea – get a decent price for the raw material. It means it’s mined using safe working practices including the management of toxic chemicals, such as mercury and cyanide which can be harmful to both environment and miner. It means that Fairtrade Standards are met regarding working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women's rights, child labour and protection of the environment.
If you're interested in having a jewellery piece from Stephen's collection made in Fairtrade Gold please contact us.