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    7 Ethical and Sustainable Jewellery Brands

    12 February 2020 by Flora Hackett

    Behind beautiful Fairtrade gold jewellery, lies an equally beautiful story of fair pay and safe working conditions.

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    Top 10 Facts about Fairtrade gold

    17 July 2019 by David Finlay

    Across cultures and throughout history, people have coveted gold, using the precious metal for jewellery, money and technology. How much do you know about gold mining and its star-spangled origins?

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  • On Valentines Day Say it with Fairtrade

    12 February 2018 by sitecore\Emccoy

    Roses are red, violets are blue, and we at Fairtrade couldn’t do it without you

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    Tim Ingle talks about Ingle & Rhode's latest Fairtrade Gold Design Awards

    16 January 2018 by Tim Ingle of Ingle and Rhode

    Following the success of last year’s inaugural Fairtrade Gold Design Awards, we are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for this year’s competition.

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    Meet the maker - Erica Sharpe

    4 November 2016 by Erica Sharpe

    One of the UK's leading contemporary jewellers, Erica Sharpe, knows how to make every conversation count. She’s now proving Fairtrade gold can become the norm in the jewellery industry – and it’s what shoppers expect.  

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    Discover Fairtrade Gold - Twitter chat

    29 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Gold. A symbol of love, right? Look behind the glitz, and the reality is not so glamorous. Fairtrade works to change this by bringing miners and jewellers together to regulate the industry.

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    In order for love to flourish, truth must deepen

    14 June 2016 by Greg Valerio, Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist

    Doing gold properly. When it comes to raising awareness surrounding the not-so-shiny subject of the injustices within the gold industry, award winning Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist Greg Valerio, goes straight to the top. After receiving an MBE for his contribution to Fairtrade Gold, Greg acknowledges the people for whom this is truly triumphant and encourages the necessary spread of public awareness.

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    A trip down memory lane with Pippa Small

    13 July 2015 by admin

    Pippa Small MBE, Fairtrade and ethical jewellery designer, reflects on meeting first Fairtrade gold miners, after winning the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015.

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    I Definitely Do. Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

    30 January 2015 by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International

    It's that time of year: still heady from New Year parties, we all commit to wild new beginnings, reforming ourselves into slim, teetotal nuns dedicated to spreading love and peace. Which is why January can be so depressing: because before long the cold truth dawns that we are in fact much closer to being Bridget Jones than Mother Theresa.

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    How do luxury and ethics comfortably share a bed

    21 January 2015 by Harriet Kelsall, a designer and the founder of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery.

    Even if your personal ethics are important to you, it can still be difficult to stick with them in your business life. It becomes even more tricky when working with luxury goods but paradoxically more important. 

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