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FAIR TRADE

THE NETHERLANDS WORKS WITH RECYCLED GOLD AND SO DOES MVDT

Gold is a sustainable material that has stood for value and purity for hundreds of years. The material will not be lost, due to the importance of the value, it is always reused without any quality difference. The demand for gold in the Netherlands can be covered for almost 100% by recycled gold that is recovered from offered "waste" from the gold industry. The chain already works very sustainably in this area.

MvdT WORKS WITH RECYCLED GOLD
The supplier works with recycled gold and so does MvdT and this is a small start to a better 'Golden' world. The biggest part of the collection is made of recycled gold. As we start the collection we added the Fair Trade Basic Ring to the collection. The availability of FT gold is still limited and higher priced. Soon we will add more Fair Trade pieces. For now, if you have any other design preference for Fair Trade gold, feel free to contact. In this article below, we would like to inform you about the background of the gold-winning. 

HONEST GOLD WINNING IN THE VISOR
Companies that have a high priority for corporate social responsibility can still take a step in the area of fair gold mining. Max Havelaar has set itself the goal of improving the living and working conditions of the miners, taking into account environment, safety, labor law and child labor. With Fairtrade gold you have gold in your hands, which is well won and traded fairly.

FAIRTRADE GOLD
Worldwide, 16 million miners work in the gold sector. Miners are at the start of a long and complicated trade chain. They are often forced to accept the price of a retailer, however low it may be. The mining of gold is also physically heavy and dangerous. The delineation process is sometimes accompanied by exposure to mercury, which entails serious health risks. Many accidents happen and the working conditions are usually poor. Fairtrade wants to change this and imposes strict requirements on mines in the areas of safety, working conditions and the environment. When these requirements are followed, miners receive a fixed price and a Fair Trade premium, with which they can jointly invest in their community.

BETTER LIVING STANDARDS FOR MINERS
Near the 2nd largest city of Peru Arequipa the mining community of Macdesa is located. Thanks to Macdesa, about 329 partners and 91 workers have an income. Macdesa is Fairtrade certified. The impact of the sale of Fairtrade gold is tangible. In Peru, the legislation does not allow female workers to be hired. Macdesa is committed to creating better working conditions for this group by making agreements and professionalising the important work they do and eventually integrating them into the organization.

The Fair Trade premium that the community receives is invested in housing, safety equipment and support for the female workers who must also be able to participate safely in the process.