March 12 2015

Largest Ever Fairtrade Gold Shipment to UK

Cred Jewellery has just secured another first by yet again bringing the the largest ever shipment of Fairtrade gold. This latest import included 15Kgs of fairtrade gold in one shipment, proving that the rise in demand for Fairtrade gold is growing fast.

This shipment alone is enough to produce 3750 Fairtrade gold wedding rings. This has been refined by Capella Manufacturing to 99.99% ensuring that customers are getting a fantastic product.

Alan Frampton, Cred CEO says "The social premium from this shipment was nearly $30,000 which will go towards improving the lives of the people who produce this wonderful gold high up in the Andes of Peru."

In 2014 the San Filomena community substantially improved their healthcare and education using the Fairtrade premium; including making electricity available all day in the schools and clinic, buying computers and an emergency 4x4 ambulance suitable for their terrain & distance from hospitals.

Cred Jewellery have seen demand for Fairtrade gold grow after the successful “I Do“ campaign in January; not only from their own customers requesting wedding rings, but also from jewellers looking to increase their Fairtrade gold ranges, showing that consumer engagement is high.

As the strap line of one Fairtrade ring company puts it; “It's Cool to Care”.

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As well as providing gold to jewellers and refiners in the UK, Cred Jewellery are the largest retailer of Fairtrade jewellery, including wedding & engagement rings.

For more information or hi-res images of CRED Jewellery, wedding & engagement rings, contact niki{at} or 020 3176 7836

In sourcing our materials we seek full transparency from mine to retail.
- All our gold is certified Fairtrade and supplied by our fair trade partners the Sotrami mining cooperative based at San Filomena, Peru.
- Cred jewellery collections from April 2013 are made from Fairtrade silver. Previous collections are made with 100% recycled silver, the most ethical option available at the time.
- We use natural stones and very rarely they will be heat-treated.
- Our diamonds wherever possible come from fully traceable sources. Read about our precious metals & stones.

Cred Jewellery:      020 3176 7836

Fairtrade is an independent ethical certification guarantee of a product which has been responsibly mined and that miners are working in good conditions. The premium paid for the precious metals (Gold, Silver & Platinum) ensures a good price to the workers with additional funds to invest in their community. More information can be found at
Sales of all Fairtrade products reached £1.78bn in 2013 and awareness of the Fairtrade Mark is high, with 78% recognition among UK consumers.

The I Do campaign was launched by Fairtrade Foundation on 14th January, aiming to promote Fairtrade gold and raise awareness of the newest product to receive the certification. Aimed at couples getting married, the campaign focuses on Wedding rings, a key Fairtrade Gold product. The launch included dancers dressed in gold creating a ring outside St Paul's Cathedral, and an exhibition of the work of Fairtrade gold licensed jewellers.