Solidaridad launches Fairtrade and Fairmined jewellery in the Netherlands
PRESS RELEASE - On May 7th Solidaridad presented the first gold jewellery with the Fairtrade & Fairmined (FT&FM) label in the Netherlands to a large group of international guests from the jewellery and mining sectors. Fairtrade & Fairmined gold is the first certification initiative in the jewellery industry that guarantees a fair, safe and environmentally friendly way of gold mining. The Netherlands is the second European market where certified jewellery will be available to consumers after the UK.
Solidaridad Network, a worldwide group of development organizations, was founder of the first fair-trade label for coffee (Max Havelaar) back in 1988, and has since been innovating fair-trade and corporate social responsibility.
Ten Dutch jewellers followed the example set by over 50 British jewellers, including well-known designer Stephen Webster, and presented their first collection of jewellery with the Fairtrade & Fairmined stamp.