Gallery: Solidaridad Launches Netherlands’ First Fair-Trade, Fair-Mined Go...

Groundbreaking news for the Dutch: Solidaridad, a worldwide group of development organizations, has unveiled the Netherlands' first-ever fair-trade and fair-mined gold jewelry. The new "Fairtrade & Fairmined" (FT&FM) label guarantees fair, safe, and environmentally friendly working conditions for more than 100 million people who rely on the sector for a living, including over 20 million small-scale and artisanal miners worldwide. As the second European market to offer the certification, the country follows the example of the United Kingdom, which pioneered the stamp in 2011.

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