OUR VISION...

2020 was a year of change for all! invoking a massive leap forward and change to my business!  I am super proud to have become a Fairmined Lienced brand. I believe true transparency is key when stating you are a sustainable brand, my intentions are to set the right bar for the industry. 

None one is perfect right? We are currently working with 80% recycled silver and Fairmined 100% gold vermeil / plating. We have a small product range using 12k gold fill currently which isn't traceable but we are working on phasing these materials out and finding a sustainable replacement. Part of this approach for us is to hold a small amount of stock in house, meaning a lot of products are made to order. This is important to us to help reduce waste and stay true to slow fashion revolution. 

Why Fairmined gold over recycled ? 
'The artisanal and small- scale mining sector employs approximately 42 million people and more than 150 million people worldwide depend on this activity to make a living.  Buying exclusively recycled gold excludes this sector, which ready face vulnerable situations. Recycling and closed loop measures have significant environmental benefits, but given the millions of people who demand on artisanal and small - scale mining, companies that choose 100% recycled gold are disengaging from urgent needs in their supply chain'

 

In reaction to this we believe it is important to work in both Fairmined and recycled metals on our commissions. So I am committed to only working in Fairmined and recycled metals. 

 

ABOUT FAIRMINED...

Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) organizations. The Fairmined initiative was created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), globally recognized as leader and pioneer in its support of responsible ASM. ASM represents an important development opportunity for artisanal and small-scale miners all around the world. Through the Fairmined standard, they promote responsible mining, helping miners to improve their practices and generate change in their communities, as well as facilitating access to fair markets. Fairmined transforms mining into an active forcé for good, contributing to an institutional, social and environmentally sustainable development.

Becoming one of our customers means you are not only supporting a small independent UK business grow to do good but you are making a statement. The more of these types of business that grow the trade standard will improve. The lives of the miner family will be paid and treated fairly which I believe should be that case across the world...

For more information visit  the Fairmined website