By Marc Choyt, FJA USA The first feedback period for ARM and FLO’s proposed standards to mass balance or dilute the fairtrade gold content in the product composition of jewellery is over. We are not certain what the decision will be, but clearly we are a major turning point that will determine the fate ofRead More
Open letter to Alliance for Responsible Mining and Fairtrade Labeling Organisation. Signed by 140 International jewellers.
Below is the open letter sent to Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Fairtrade Labeling Organisation (FLO) regarding the possibility of ‘mass balancing’ (mixing) or dilution of Fairtrade Gold in the product composition section of the fairtrade Standard tat is currently under review. This letter represents the views of Fairtrade and Fairmined licenseRead More
The Shakespearean Acting of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance For Responsible Mining (ARM). Comic or Tragic?
Marc Choyt, Director of Fair Jewelry Action USA, muses on current events and responds to letters from ARM and RJC. In June and July over a hundred and fifty jewelers and civil society members signed the Fair Jewelry Action (FJA) and Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) letter to the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) andRead More
Artisan Wedding Rings