Jewellery industry supplier, Cooksongold, has recently added 9ct Fairtrade gold to its range of Fairtrade gold products, meaning it now stocks the largest range of Fairtrade gold in Europe.
Cooksongold became a certified supplier of Fairtrade Gold and the first major supplier in the UK in 2011.
Now, due to an increase in demand from customers and a call for ethically-sourced 9ct gold, the award-winning jewellery supplier has expanded its offer to include 9ct Fairtrade gold.
Fairtrade gold ensures small-scale and artisanal miners are paid a fair price and receive an extra amount of money to invest in building the future of their families and their communities, through education, clean water and healthcare.
The Fairtrade gold standards include strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment.
Cooksongold’s full range of Fairtrade gold now includes: Round Wire (18ct Yellow and White), Square Wire (9ct Yellow, White and Red, and 18ct Yellow and White), Sheet (18ct Yellow and White), Grain (9ct Yellow, White and Red, 18ct Yellow and White, and Fine Gold) and Loose Chain (9ct and 18ct Yellow).
New independent sales figures reveal that retail sales for Fairtrade gold and silver grew by 14% globally and 21% in the UK in 2018, and that public support for Fairtrade is at an all-time high.