You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE when you choose Harmony Fairtrade Mill Products!
An alternative to purchasing our responsible Harmony recycled metal products, the purchase of any of our Harmony Fairtrade Mill Products helps hundreds of artisanal miners, families and communities that are in need.
Harmony Fairtrade is just one option in our family of artisanally mined mill product choices, now available under the Harmony Artisanal Metals brand name.
Hoover & Strong currently carries casting grain, sheet, wire and ring blanks made from 14K, 18K and 24K Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver and Fine Silver from the Macdesa artisanal mine in Peru. We also offer casting services in these 14KW, 14KY, 18K Royal and STR Fairtrade metals.
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What is Fairtrade? Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping. When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Fairtrade Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade. To learn more, go to Fairtrade.net
(above paragraph from https://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/what-is-fairtrade.html)
How Your Fairtrade Purchases Help: Our Fairtrade sources receive fair prices and a premiums from Hoover & Strong for their precious metal. These premiums go directly to the mining organizations for transparent investment in the social, economic and environmentally sustainable development of miners, their families, workers and the community. The community, as a group, decides how to spend the premium, whether it be on improved working conditions or on an improved quality of life.
How Licensees can use Fairtrade gold or silver: Jewelers can use Fairtrade gold or silver to make an entire piece or part of a piece. As a licensee, you can mark pieces containing Fairtrade gold with the Fairtrade mark. You will be required to pay Fairtrade for every dwt of gold or oz of silver sold. If you are not a licensee, this cost is added to the purchase price and Hoover & Strong will pay it for you.
You do not have to be a licensee to purchase and use Fairtrade gold in your jewelry. However, if you are not a licensee, you cannot mark or reference the name Fairtrade. You can, however, create your own brand name or just state it is made from gold from certified ASM sources.
Jewelers interested in using the FAIRTRADE label should go to www.fairtrade.net to become a FAIRTRADE Licensee.