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Green gold

We're really excited to hear that our partners Cred Jewellery are working hard with the Fairtrade Foundation (FF) and the Association for Responsible Mining (ARM) to find a way to certify a 'Green Gold' collection of jewels.

Some while back Cred formed a partnership with miners in a cooperative in Choco, an underdeveloped region in northeast Colombia, called the Green Gold (‘Oro Verde‘) project and the FF is now exploring how to develop the concept of ethical gold with ARM. Hopes are to be able to extend its successful labelling scheme to gold in the foreseeable future.

‘If we get a positive board decision to proceed with Fairtrade labelled gold, then depending on the outcome of the pilot studies to date, it would be likely that the first certified gold will be available during 2009,’ said Fairtrade Foundation policy and producer relations officer Chris Davis.

So if you're a girl and planning to pop the question to your beau this leap year it won't be possible to buy Fairtrade gold to mark the occasion. But you will be able to find an ethical alternative in our list of jeweller partners who all use recycled gold and ethically sourced stones in their jewellery.

Published: 14-01-2008

Published By: Rosie

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