Malleable Jewellers is an ethically-run business in Toronto, which now offers a range of jewellery made with Fairtrade Certified gold sourced from small-scale artisanal miners.
The company is known for using recycled and upcycled metals and gemstones to create unique pieces which express the uniqueness and boldness of the wearers personality. With the addition of Fairtrade gold to their portfolio, they have added another option for discerning shoppers looking to make a principled jewellery choice.
Gold miners often work in hazardous conditions and use dangerous chemicals during the extraction and processing of the metal. Becoming Fairtrade certified and meeting Fairtrade Standards helps miners formalise and improve their mining and business practices. This includes strict Standards on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment. They receive at least the Fairtrade Minimum Price for the gold, as well as an additional Fairtrade Premium which can be invested in business improvements and/or social projects for the benefit of the community.
“There is no reason in today’s society why jewellers on a localized scale can’t create an impact on a global scale by using Fairtrade Certified Gold.” - John Esposito of Malleable Jewellers. Learn more about the company, their ethics, and view their current range of rings made with Fairtrade Certified gold.