Fairtrade gold and silver
Fairtrade Gold and Silver is the first of its kind
Fairtrade Gold and Silver is produced fairly and transparently. When buying jewellery made with Fairtrade Gold or Fairtrade Silver you make a difference to the miners, their families, environment and their communities. Your support can provide them with the chance to be paid a fair price, better working conditions, build their futures by investing in social projects such as new schools and healthcare, and make their own way to prosperity.
There are currently 16 million small scale gold miners and further 100 million people who indirectly rely on small scale mining for a living – miners, their families and their communities. Small scale mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, and miners often work in very remote and harsh conditions with little or no health and safety measures in place. Fairtrade Gold and Silver offers a lifeline to these miners, their families and communities. Fairtrade gives strict standards on working conditions, women’s rights, child labour and environment management; in return miners gain access to markets and receive the Fairtrade Premium – the extra sum they receive to develop their businesses and invest into their communities.
This is just the beginning of this story – and we want you to join in and become part of it.
Sotrami Fairtrade Mine, Peru. Foto: Eduardo Martino
Sotrami, Fairtrade Mine, Peru. Foto: Katrin Dorfschmid
Inside the Sotrami Mine. Foto: Jeff Guiot
Sotrami, Fairtrade Mine, Peru. Foto: Eduardo Martino