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art925
09-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Hi All,
Monday this week, was the official launch of Fairtrade Fairmined Gold here in Netherlands. The launch reception was held at a waterfront restaurant in Amsterdam. I was very pleased to be invited to the launch event which consited of presentations from ARM, Max Havelaar (our fair trade organisation), and guests of honour were miners from the Oro Verde mining communities of Colombia. Currently there are 10 certified producers of FT/FM jewellery here in NL. Interestingly there was a video of the workshop of one of our largest jewellery manufacturers; so different to my workshop.

As an artisanal producer of jewellery I found it all inspirational, but I have decided to stay with recycled gold and silver at this point.

Just thaought I would share this momentous time with you guys, Germany, Scandanavia and the States are the next countries to offer certified FT/FM gold.

Enjoy your day.
Lesley

Dennis
09-05-2012, 10:55 AM
It's a hard time to launch a new product, so it's sad to get the miner' hopes up. Many of us make do with recycled scrap just now. Dennis.

lilia
09-05-2012, 06:15 PM
Hi All,
Monday this week, was the official launch of Fairtrade Fairmined Gold here in Netherlands. The launch reception was held at a waterfront restaurant in Amsterdam. I was very pleased to be invited to the launch event which consited of presentations from ARM, Max Havelaar (our fair trade organisation), and guests of honour were miners from the Oro Verde mining communities of Colombia. Currently there are 10 certified producers of FT/FM jewellery here in NL. Interestingly there was a video of the workshop of one of our largest jewellery manufacturers; so different to my workshop.

As an artisanal producer of jewellery I found it all inspirational, but I have decided to stay with recycled gold and silver at this point.

Just thaought I would share this momentous time with you guys, Germany, Scandanavia and the States are the next countries to offer certified FT/FM gold.

Enjoy your day.
Lesley

I am all for things ethical. I have registered with fair trade gold and have my flo-number :-))))))). Where do you get your recycled gold, Lesley, if not a secret of course? Mine comes from the USA, but may be there is a supplier in Europe? I was so disappointed when cooksongold stopped selling the full range.

Wallace
09-05-2012, 06:52 PM
I am all for things ethical. I have registered with fair trade gold and have my flo-number :-))))))). Where do you get your recycled gold, Lesley, if not a secret of course? Mine comes from the USA, but may be there is a supplier in Europe? I was so disappointed when cooksongold stopped selling the full range.

Have you tried Bellore?

lilia
09-05-2012, 08:02 PM
Have you tried Bellore?

Never heard of them:-) I'll have a look

art925
09-05-2012, 08:16 PM
Have you tried Bellore?
For gold Cooksons do the "Cookson Ecogold" http://www.cookson-ecogold.com/ I believe when ordering on the website if Ecogold is available in a certain format or carat then it will suggest...
http://www.cooksongold.com/home/static.jsp?page=new-cookson-ecogold


For silver or gold try the guys in Buxton http://www.capellaltd.co.uk/ All shapes, sizes and carats no minimum purchase. All Fairtrade gold is refined here.

Les

lilia
10-05-2012, 09:17 AM
For gold Cooksons do the "Cookson Ecogold" http://www.cookson-ecogold.com/ I believe when ordering on the website if Ecogold is available in a certain format or carat then it will suggest...
http://www.cooksongold.com/home/static.jsp?page=new-cookson-ecogold


For silver or gold try the guys in Buxton http://www.capellaltd.co.uk/ All shapes, sizes and carats no minimum purchase. All Fairtrade gold is refined here.

Les

Thanks, Les! I have actually heard of Capella, but daftly never looked at what their range is #-o

Best wishes,

Lilia