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Fair Trade Jewellery

Published Saturday 10th July 2010

We are all by now familiar with the Scrap Gold concept, recycling old gold and silver, particularly jewellery, but while our inspiration may be driven by and all time high gold price and the promise of a healthy return, there is still the environmentally friendly aspect of recycling raw materials – raw materials that cause huge environmental impact in their extraction and refinement from the earth. Our article from April 2009 Recycling your gold – The environmental Truth is worth a read!

Today we wanted to use our soapbox to shout about a local Birmingham based company called Fair Trade Design who deals in the other side of the jewellery business.

Fair Trade Design was established in May 2006 to help raise awareness of fair trade.  As a BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) member, selling jewellery sourced from producers abiding by fair trade principles such as paying fair prices to producers, Fair Trade Design and their customers purchasing jewellery are supporting social development projects, improving and support health and education facilities and encouraging environmental responsibility around the world – No small feat!

If you would like to learn more about Fair Trade Design, visit their Fair Trade Jewellery web site and if you do happen to order anything, be sure to let them know Scrap Gold sent you!