11 Nov '16, 10pm

Do you choose ethical jewellery?

Many of us are willing to pay extra for artisan bread. We appreciate the quality of ingredients, the long, traditional process that has gone into creating the loaf, and the care and expertise that artisan bakers use. So we’re curious to know what images come to mind when you think of small-scale artisanal mining? Groups of people panning for gold, smiles on their faces, and working with hand tools doing something they love? You might be shocked to learn that artisanal and small-scale mining can cause devastation to both people and the environment. More than 100 million people rely on small-scale mining for their income; yet it is largely unregulated. Sadly, mining is one of the most destructive activities in the world, and has been linked to terrible environmental, social justice and human rights violations. Workers get exploited and the work is back breaking and soul brea...

Full article: http://www.naturalcollection.com/blog/jewellery/choose-et...

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