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Why do we do it?

It is important to us that the jewellery we offer is made with ethical, sustainable and traceable materials. Whenever possible, in most of our bespoke projects and stock pieces, we use Fairtrade gold and ethically mined stones with a fully traceable supply chain. When this is not possible we do our best to use recycled materials and stones.

 

We've been promoting the use of ethical metals since we opened in 2014. We strongly believe that we all have a responsibility to look after our world and the communities within it. 

 

Fairtrade Logo Hallmark

How do we do it?

In order to fulfill our promise as an ethical business we have registered with the Fairtrade Foundation - a well known international company that has for years been a bridge between small, local business and worldwide retailers and consumers. The company assures that the running of small businesses in developing countries adhere to social, economic and environmental standards.


As a holder of the Fairtrade Registration Licence Lila's is subject to the Fairtrade agreement which requires absolute transparency and traceability of any products sold as Fairtrade. Our registration number FLOID31177 can be verified on the Foundation's website.


All of our Fairtrade products are hallmarked with the exclusive Fairtrade logo along with regular hallmarking. We comply with the high standards outlined by the Foundation and can work only with other Fairtrade registered companies to preserve the supply chain continuity. We are also subject to regular audits from the Foundation.

Fairtrade Gold Castin Granules

What is Fairtrade Gold

90% of all mining is done by small scale and independent miners; because of this they can be hazardous places – simple pits without support structures, where no protective gear is used and where dangerous chemicals like mercury are handled improperly and can contaminate water supplies thus endangering local communities.

 

'Fairtrade Gold is sourced exclusively from mines which meet the Fairtrade Gold Standard [...] that includes strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women's rights, child labour and protection of the environment including water sources and forests.'