Since then we’ve seen Fairtrade Gold from strength-to-strength with more brands and designers applying it their collections, customer demand for ethical jewellery increasing and in turn more retailers stocking sustainable ranges. We’re delighted that jewellery blogs and national news papers are keen to spread the word about creating a more sustainable future for the jewellery industry so we’ve rounded up the best outlets for you to stay up-to-date on your Fairtrade news.
The Jewellery Editor- or the fine jewellery bible, as we like to think of it - has long been a supporter of Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold. Its in depth shopping guides on where to buy the best ethical engagement rings feature timeless rings through to more contemporary designs, all from responsible retailers. Read Claire Roberts’ article about our own ethics and how to achieve the perfect green proposal here: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/bridal/interview/interview-arabel-lebrusan-how-to-buy-an-ethical-engagement-ring/
For the latest jewellery news, follow the blog here: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/
Fashion Revolution does what it says on the tin - its core message is how to change the fashion industry for the better. This includes the use of Fairtrade Gold within the jewellery industry. Did you know that 15 million people worldwide rely on small scale mining for their livelihoods? No, well it’s true and this is just one of the astonishing facts you can learn from Fashion Revolution’s original content. Read about Fairtrade Gold and Fairmined gold here: http://fashionrevolution.org/?s=Fairtrade+gold
Find out how to be a conscious shopper here: http://fashionrevolution.org/blog/
The Guardian newspaper acts as an advocate for the use of Fairtrade Gold regularly and highlights Fairtrade’s efforts into stopping exploitation within trade. It covers a vast variety of topics such as the launch of African Fairtrade Gold; Fairtrade’s ‘I Do’ campaign and The eco guide to gold, alongside its continuous articles about the Fairtrade food industry and fashion. If there’s a newspaper that’s firmly on Fairtrade’s side, it’s this one.
Positive Luxury’s community of “brands that care” is a go-to place for everything eco, ethical and sustainable. Not just limited to the fashion and jewellery brands, it covers everything from travel, to interiors, to tech. There’s a series of initiatives you can get involved with too, such as Positive Week which hosts exciting events, sustainable shopping trails and of course, offers that cant be missed!
Read their archived piece about us here: https://blog.positiveluxury.com/2012/02/03/the-narrative-of-design/
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The Independent regularly highlights the actions of Fairtrade within its news and our favourite piece is the shopping guide of the 14 Best Fair Trade Jewellery Brands.Including some of our favourite labels including Cred Jewellery, People Tree, Alexis Dove and more excitingly, us here at Arabel Lebrusan, the guide speaks about the importance of the provenance behind your jewellery. Writer Sally Newal has given an overview of the history behind each brand so you can shop with confidence! Another interesting read is their ‘Shop Smart’ guide on how to make sure your Christmas shopping isn't harming others, which is only too true at this time of year. Check it out!
Finally, if you’re on the look out for a bit of education into Fairtrade Gold then Huffington Post has the answer. Its resident ethical fashion writer, Fi Anderson, has written a range of engaging and thought provoking features about the benefits of ethical mining. In her own words, she’s not here to “guilt trip readers” but instead “enlighten” shoppers into moving forward to a more ethical fashion industry. We wholeheartedly support her sentiments so go and find out more!