The UK has just received its biggest ever import of Fairtrade metals as demand rises from jewellers and consumers.
Cred Jewellery, the UK’s largest Fairtrade gold supplier, has just received their largest shipment yet, and is seeing demand grow month by month.
The shipment, including bullion bars of unrefined 9kg of gold and 11kg of silver, comes from the Sotrami mine in Peru. It is the biggest shipment of Fairtrade metals ever received in the UK.
As importers of the majority of the UK’s Fairtrade gold, Cred Jewellery aims to encourage jewellers to sign up to the Fairtrade Goldsmiths scheme and offer Fairtrade metals to their customers.
Cred Jewellery CEO, Alan Frampton says:
“Consumers are driving this demand for a fully transparent supply of gold. They want to know the story behind their rings.
Since there are now over 100 jewellers registered for the Fairtrade Goldsmiths scheme, the public are getting to know Fairtrade gold is available, and here is the evidence.”
Sales of all Fairtrade products reached £1.78bn in 2013 and awareness of the Fairtrade Mark is high, with 78% recognition among UK consumers.