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Weston Beamor team secures Fairtrade Ambassador status

Weston Beamor team secures Fairtrade Ambassador status

Each member of the 12-strong customer facing team at Weston Beamor has successfully completed the Fairtrade Foundation’s online ‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador Certificate of Accreditation’.  Completing this online sales training for jewellery professionals working with Fairtrade gold has ensured that Weston Beamor’s team is au fait with the Fairtrade Foundation’s modus operandi and understands fully

Student’s designs land industry Fairtrade award

University of Dundee jewellery and metal design student Angela Gillies has been presented with the 2017 Ingle & Rhode Fairtrade Gold Design Award. Gillies’ award-winning piece Nestled, made in Fairtrade 18ct white gold and set with a 0.5ct round brilliant cut Canadian diamond, was cast and taken to the London Assay Office to be hallmarked

Dundee student scoops Fairtrade Gold Design award

A university student from the University of Dundee has won the Ingle & Rhode 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards. Aspiring jewellery design undergraduate, Angela Gillies, 35, was the over all winner of the inaugural awards, after competing against more than 100 budding designers and impressing the panel of judges. Highly commended designs, category winners, and

Applications now open for inaugural Fairtrade Gold Design Awards

Applications are now open for emerging designers to enter the inaugural Fairtrade Design Awards, which has been created by ethical jeweller Ingle & Rhode and supported by the Fairtrade Foundation. The Fairtrade Design Awards aims to raise awareness of Fairtrade gold amongst new designers, who are the future of the industry, whilst also helping to

Hockley Mint welcomes Fairtrade gold miners to Birmingham

Award-winning fine and bridal jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint welcomed Peruvian Fairtrade gold miners to its factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter earlier this month, producing a video of the visit that it will use to promote Fairtrade gold on its website and across social media platforms. Peruvian Fairtrade gold campaigner Dajhanna Zarate, who is the daughter

Peruvian gold miner visits Gwynfyndd mine to mark Fairtrade Clogau Compose launch

Fairtrade gold miner Roger Arcos Ponte has visited the Gwynfyndd gold mine in Snowdonia, Wales to exchanges tips on traditional mining techniques with mine manager Ray Roberts. During the visit organised by the Fairtrade Foundation, the two men exchanged a unique insight into the life of an artisanal smallscale miner on opposite sides of the world.

CMJ members raise £31,000 for Fairtrade gold mining communities in Peru

Members and suppliers from the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) have raised £31,000 to help Fairtrade goldmining communities in Peru. The money was raised during an auction at the UK Jewellery Conference, which took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham October 3-4. Speakers from the conference donated their time and products to

The Rock Hound shows pilot Fairtrade mine representative gold becoming jewellery for the very first time

Fairtrade licensee jeweller The Rock Hound met with a representative from an East African pilot Fairtrade gold mine and showed him how gold is used to create jewellery. The Fairtrade Foundation visited The Rock Hound’s studio on Thursday September 15 2016 to introduce a representative from one of the East African pilot Fairtrade Gold mines.

September marks nationwide push to promote Fairtrade gold

The Fairtrade Foundation has unveiled an new initiative as part of its Fairtrade Gold campaign, tagged ‘I DO’, to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.  The push will kick off with a series of five nationwide conferences which will be held across England, Scotland and Wales throughout September and October. It

Fairtrade awarded Comic Relief grant to extend African Gold Programme

Fairtrade has been awarded a Comic Relief grant of £868,219 to extend its ground-breaking African Gold Programme which aims to support the world’s first responsibly sourced gold from East Africa. The four-year programme builds on a pilot funded by Comic Relief from 2012-2015, which supported nine mining groups across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to work