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Fair Trade Gold & Silver? It’s Complicated

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th August, 2011 | No Comments

garnet-necklaceFair Trade jewelry has become a popular item sold here in the US that has provided benefits to artisans throughout many impoverished nations of the world, allowing them to continue traditional methods of handcrafting jewelry with dignity. Yet while the impact on these artisan’s lives is undoubtedly significant, certain ethical questions have been raised about Fair Trade jewelry as well as other items crafted from metals.