ute decker - ethical jewellery in fairtrade gold, recycled silver, bio resin. sculptural and architectural jewellery

 

celebrating the world's first Fairtrade gold - the PURE collection by  ute decker

In February 2011, Ute Decker was among the world’s first jewellers to have launched a collection in Fairtrade and Fairmined gold.

Pieces from the PURE collection are available by commission in an individually handcrafted limited edition series and will feature the Fairtrade and Fairmined ‘jewel-stamp’ next to the traditional hallmarking, to guarantee the gold’s fair provenance in each piece.

fairtrade gold arm sculpture by ute decker

 

The Fairtrade gold collection PURE reflects in its minimalist, clean and pure lines the purity of the gold’s provenance. The Fairtrade Ecological gold in which Ute Decker handcrafts her PURE collection is alluvial gold mined by artisanal miners without the use of chemicals.

The 15% Fairtrade premium on the cost of gold from this collection will directly support the artisanal mining community of Oro Verde in the Choco Bioregion of Columbia in protecting 4500 hectares of virgin tropical rain forest.

 


 

February 2012

Happy First Anniversary Fairtrade Gold

“Working with Fairtrade gold from Oro Verde enriches my work with an additional layer of meaning and significance and my clients value this combination of aesthetics and ethics.

In our globalised an anonymous world a piece of jewellery in Fairtrade Ecological gold is a treasured rarity, there are few objects left where we can know their full provenance from the piece of land, the initial producers who receive an equitable payment for their labour to the individual artist who creates the finished piece.

This is indeed a very special first birthday of a very special endeavour”.

 


 

find out more about Oro Verde >


 

PURE collection >

fairtrade gold - ute decker

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