MTW Jewellery is delighted to announce that she is the first Goldsmith in Ireland to offer fairtrade gold in her Jewellery. After months of hard work from her and Fairtrade Ireland the option has now become a reality.
Fairtrade Gold is fully traceable and comes exclusively from artisanal and small-scale miners. The fairtrade gold I use comes directly from the Sotrami mines in Peru. The mining Community is paid fairly for the gold and also given an extra amount of money which is democratically used to improve the living standards of their community.
Each piece of jewellery made with fairtrade gold is stamped with the fairtrade and fairmined stamp. This ensures that the customer knows that they are getting fairtrade and fairmined gold.
At the moment only Fairtrade Gold is available but I’m looking forward to using Fairtrade Platinum and Silver in the near future.
Here are some links which give more information about Fairtrade Ireland and Fairtrade Gold.