sharing in governance of extractive industries
(Writer note: this is a consumer facing article written in response to the troubling misinformation that jewelers are putting forth in regard to the value of recycled gold.)
These days, many jewelers create their products with recycled gold. Recycled gold, they claim, will reduce mining and make a real difference to the environment.
Unfortunately, this claim is not true.
The pioneering fair trade British jeweler to partner with first US Fairtrade Gold jeweler.
Santa Fe, NM Sept. 12, 2016: Pioneering ethical jewelers Marc Choyt and Greg Valerio are joining formally to drive fair trade jewelry mainstream in the US market. Valerio will be Reflective Images Jewelry's International Brand Ambassador. Reflective Images Jewelry will exclusively offer the emerging Valerio luxury…Continue
One of the most exciting projects that I’ve been participating as a jeweler is an ongoing collaboration with the The Sierra Fund. This work came out of a walk in the mountains above my home in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) with Kerry Morse, the Communications Director of the Sierra Fund. She had found me through my Fair Jewelry Action network. Her question was, would …Continue
SANTA FE, N.M., August 26, 2015-- Reflective Images Jewelry was announced as the first certified Fairtrade Gold American jeweler by Fairtrade International. The company has worked as the US commercial liaison with Fairtrade International to launch the certification program while pioneering…Continue