Britain’s leading casting houses have upped their offering of Fairtrade gold with the announcement that they will now include it in their catalogues.
Jewellers can now buy everything from sheet, wire, casting grain, tube to chain from Cooksongold, Cred, Vipa Designs and Weston Beamor who are all offering some or all of their catalogues in Fairtrade Gold.
The move means that everyone in the jewellery industry can contribute towards bringing about transformational change to disadvantages artisanal mining communities and reform the way the jewellery industry works.
Reena Agarwal, commercial account manager for Fairtrade gold, said: “It’s fantastic news that all these companies are going to such great lengths to ensure availability of Fairtrade gold and precious metals.
“This latest move allows Fairtrade gold to become a systematic part of the jewellery offering, making Fairtrade gold and precious metals available to everybody in the industry, whether large or small.
“Fairtrade wants to maximise the benefits going back to small-scale miners and this is a very important step towards doing just that.”
Each of the five suppliers is registered with Fairtrade as master licensees to supply small jewellers, making Fairtrade gold simple and trouble-free to incorporate into their ranges.
(Image courtesy of Cred)