20 June 2018
If you can forgive me the awful tabloid ‘click-bait’ headline which I couldn’t resist, I think I’ve actually come up with a few things to say which might be worth bearing in mind as you go skipping, wide-eyed and innocent, into the waiting jaws of the first twinkling jewellery retailer to catch your eye.
22 May 2018
Have you noticed an increase in emails asking you to re-subscribe to mailing lists? You may even have reached a point of ignoring and deleting them just from overload. Understandable, but ironic, because the businesses sending them, with the plan of complying with new laws (General Data Protection Regulations) would hate to think that doing so would possibly halve their mailing lists!
03 March 2018
Fairtrade’ is a term and brand we are all very familiar with here in the UK. It started with bananas and swiftly grew to include more products that we regularly put in our shopping baskets including tea, coffee and chocolate. Fairtrade gold has been going from strength to strength since the first shipment of South American gold in 2011, through to 2017 when the first African Fairtrade gold came to the UK from Uganda.
27 February 2018
Why Do We Need Fairtrade?
90% of the global gold labour force are small-scale miners, characterised by high levels of poverty, exploitation and a lack of basic human rights. Poor and vulnerable men, women and children work in hazardous conditions with little or no health and safety measurements. The unskilled and often ignorant use of toxic chemicals poses severe risks to the miners, their communities and the environment. Small-scale miners rarely receive a fair price for their product.