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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

Why Fairtrade Gold and How it Works

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
Many ASM miners survive on $1-2/day, and most are subject to unfair terms of trade—along with a lack of basic human rights protections...Exploited by middlemen, they rarely receive a fair price for their gold—and become ensnared in a cycle of poverty.

Featured Podcasts and Publications

Marc Choyt | Sep 07, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
As part of our Activism and greater mission to spread awareness of ethical jewelry sourcing, Reflective Jewelry President Marc Choyt often writes freelance articles for trade magazines and appears on podcasts. A frequent topic is his 45,000 word investigative jounalist piece, the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds, published in late 2018.

Author's Bio and Acknowledgements

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
After graduating from Brown University with a BA in English/Creating writing in 1984, Marc spent two years in Haiti as a volunteer, working in Mother Teresa’s clinics and running an orphanage. Upon his return, he spent a year in meditation retreat at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, followed by five years of teaching English at a Native American school.

Manufacturing Consent

Marc Choyt | Sep 17, 2018 | Ethical Jewelry Expose
Introduction to the jewelry sector’s “One Language” orthodoxy; the layers of babble, the nesting doll metaphor and examples of how journalists and bloggers manufacture consent based on a narrative that supports the agendas of large-scale mining and retail interests.

 
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