FINE FACTS

Fairtrade Gold

True luxury is created through a deep level of care for all aspects of a product. To create value from within that care should expand beyond the physical product to how it is made and how its materials are sourced.

Plain Common Sense

We could not have said it any better. Meet Quite Quiet, the Berlin based sustainable jewelry brand. All their designs are Fairtrade certified and fully traceable and we applaude that!

An estimated 100 Million people rely on artisanal small-scale mining for their livelihoods and are working under poor conditions. Gold that is certified according to Fairtrade-standards provides small artisanal miners with better livelihood, containing strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labor and protection of the environment.

Sustainability and working towards a transparent supply chain are the core values of UK based jewellery designer Julia Thompson as well. Julia is a Fairtrade Registered Jeweller and primarily works with Sotrami mined gold from Peru that is Fairtrade certified. She only creates with the true believe that jewellery should not come from a place of exploitation or adverse environmental impact.

Like Quite Quiet Julia works with recycled silver. At the moment it is not possible, unlike gold products, to offer fully traceable silver. For the silver products Quite Quiet uses recycled silver sourced from Schiefer & Co. in Hamburg. The majority of Julia Thompsons silver designs are made from 925 assay quality recycled sterling silver supplied by British bullion and casting companies. Both companies can guarantee the provenance of their sterling silver and that it is indeed recycled.

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