ethical outlooks

Ethical Outlooks


"Eco-Friendly" Recycled Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Mar 18, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The more recycled paper we use, the fewer trees we cut down. True. The more recycled gold we use, the less we mine. False.

Fairtrade Gold vs Dirty Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Mar 17, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The difference between Fairtrade Gold and dirty gold runs deep. Let this handy infographic be your guide! Each link sends you to a short article explaining the aspect in question in a bit more detail. #NoDirtyGold

15 Reasons You Should Buy Fairtrade Gold Jewelry vs Recycled Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Mar 11, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The most important question to ask your jeweler is: is this piece traceable from mine to market? And yes, this definitely applies to jewelers who use recycled gold wedding rings.

Macdesa Fairtrade Gold Offered at Reflective Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Mar 04, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
While large-scale mining is about the politics of greed, small-scale mining is about survival. In context of Fairtrade, it is about the people of the land controlling and benefitting from the resources of the land!

Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Feb 25, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

Boycott Conflict Free Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Feb 25, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
Using the term “conflict free diamonds” is a denial of history, an affirmation that you can kill millions of people and get away with it. Not one person in the diamond sector has ever been personally held accountable for wars funded by diamonds in the ‘80s and ’90s. The term “conflict free diamonds” is the same as saying “Black African lives don’t matter.”

How We Give Back

Marc Choyt | Feb 07, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
We are an activist jewelry company, and Santa Fe NM Green Business of the Year 2019. We’ve been promoting and campaigning for social and environmental justice, both in the jewelry sector and in our local community, for over fifteen years. 

Why Fairtrade Gold Costs More

Marc Choyt | Feb 01, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The bottom line: with Fairtrade Gold, the people of the land control and benefit from the resources of the land. And you as a consumer can be completely confident that you are making a huge difference to certified mining communities and purchasing the most precious gold in the world.

Giving 20% Back Partners & Affiliates

Marc Choyt | Dec 16, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
We are grateful to the following organizations who share our work and vision for a more just and sustainable world with their communities. Entering the code after their name at checkout means that we will donate 20% of the order (excluding diamonds) back to them.  

Giving 20% Back

Marc Choyt | Nov 01, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
You can become a fund-raising partner and receive 20% of purchases gifted back to your nonprofit organization! It’s easy to implement. How much you want to participate is up to you. There is no cost involved, and you can leave the program at any time. 

 
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