The launch of a new Fairtrade and Fairmined certification in the always profitable but often unfair industry of gold production will mean gold miners can improve their lives through better pay, fairer working conditions and extraction processes that won’t harm the local environments. But how far do the new standards go and can they really change the industry as a whole? George Walker looks at what the new scheme means for ethical jewellery lovers, gold miners and the future of gold production.
Spring is coming and it’s high time to replace your old winter handbag with a shiny new one. An online boutique for new ethical accessories brand called Sequel London launches this month. Jenny Butler writes. Read more