ethical outlooks

Ethical Outlooks

Fair Trade Jewelry Manufacturing Principles and Standards

Marc Choyt | Sep 17, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
The initial impetus for a working group to establish principles and standards for fair trade manufacturing came from a cross sector ethical meeting sponsored by the Madison Dialogue and the World Bank in Washington DC, in October, 2007.  This watershed event brought together representatives from business and civil society, many of whom had been working on their own initiatives.

Ethical Jewelry Summit at the World Bank 2007

Marc Choyt | Sep 15, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
To benefit organizations like the Tanzania Women Miners Association, we need to have a broad spectrum of views represented from across our sector who view these developments as a business opportunity that can be a win for you and for jewelers and miners — especially if you serve the type of customer who also shops at Whole Foods, the Body Shop or Patagonia.

"Eco-Friendly" Recycled Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Aug 03, 2018 | 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.

Paving the Way for Women in the Gem Industry, Thank You Auntie Shamsa

Jess Gantos | Apr 27, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
It has not been common for women to be miners in Tanzania, but there has been an increase of women miners over the years. Yet, still not as many as male miners.

Macdesa Fairtrade Gold Offered at Reflective Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Apr 27, 2018 | 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!

Why Fairtrade Gold Costs More

Marc Choyt | Jan 17, 2018 | 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.

How Fairtrade Gold Empowers Indigenous Miners

Reflective Images | Jan 03, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
The foundation of any ethical jewelry sourcing of precious metal is simple: the people of the land must be able to control and fully benefit from the resources of the land.

Why Fairtrade Gold Means Better Wages, Jobs And Community

Reflective Images | Jan 03, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
Purchasing fair trade gold jewelry makes a huge difference to the workers in actual  small scale mining communities that  are  mining responsibly and ethically.   

Fairtrade Gold Jewelry: Traceable And Transparent To Source

Reflective Images | Jan 03, 2018 | Ethical Outlooks
Traceability and transparency in the supply chain are core principals in ethical jewelry sourcing. We need to know, as much as possible, the entire chain of custody, from the mine all the way to our store. Fairtrade Gold is audited all the way from the mine to the customer.


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