Leading UK casting houses embrace Fairtrade gold

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Hockley Mint, Cred and Weston Beamor boosting Fairtrade gold offer.

Five of Britain’s leading casting houses have upped their offering of Fairtrade gold, in a UK push to ensure Fairtrade becomes a “systemic part of the jewellery industry offering”.

Jewellers can now buy everything from sheet, wire, casting grain, tube to chain from Cred, Cooksons, Hockley Mint, Vipa Designs and Western Beamor who are all offering some or all of their ranges in Fairtrade gold.

The move ensures that everyone in the jewellery industry can contribute towards bringing about transformational change to disadvantaged artisanal mining communities and reform the way the jewellery industry works for the better.

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Significantly, all five companies also offer consumer-ready wedding collections which are available in Fairtrade metals upon request.

All five suppliers are already registered with Fairtrade as master licensees to supply small jewelers, making Fairtrade gold simple and trouble-free for jewellers to incorporate into their ranges.

Reena Agarwal, Commercial Account Manager for Fairtrade gold said: “This latest move allows Fairtrade gold to become a systemic part of the jewellery offering, making Fairtrade gold and precious metals available to everybody in the industry, whether large or small.

“It’s fantastic news that some of the most significant casting houses in the country are going to such great lengths to ensure availability of Fairtrade gold. Fairtrade want to enfranchise everybody in the benefits that Fairtrade can offer smallscale miners and this is a very important step towards doing just that.”

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