We are pleased to announce a little something that we’ve been working on to support Fairmined and the artisanal mining communities in Colombia and Peru that have been affected by the global pandemic.
Without any income and facing increase in local food prices, these artisanal miners struggle to meet the most basic needs of their families. Fairmined has therefore chosen to focus on meal assistance and providing food baskets for families in need.
We only use Fairmined gold in the creation of our fine jewellery, but we have decided to also incorporate Fairmined silver to create this collection.
These precious metals come from the mines that help us to create our jewellery. We are dedicated to giving back to and supporting during this challenging time.
Introducing our RAINBOW For Miners Collection
We have put together a new collection of stand-alone pieces and will be donating 30% of profits to providing food parcels to vulnerable families in Columbia and Peru that rely on the mining sector.
We are only selling 50 of each piece, with exclusive access to pre-order when signing up to our newsletter. Gain exclusive access and pre-order by signing up to our newsletter (Click here), Launching via email 18/06/2020.
Why the mining communities need our help
Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining provides livelihoods for about 40 million people worldwide, representing 90% of the gold mining sector workforce and generating around 20% of their annual production.
The measures that have been put in place due to Covid-19 have exposed the vulnerability of a large part of the population that earns their livelihood from the informal economy, including the mining industry, and has no guarantees against the interruption of their activities.
The Colombian artisanal and small-scale mining sector, which comprises around 400,000 people – mainly rural. With low educational levels, high concentration of Afro-descendant and Afro-Colombian communities, they are victims of the conflict, and female heads of household, with little or no saving capacity and limited access to financial services –who will be living in situations of extreme vulnerability.
Who will benefit from the donations?
Fairmined understands that they cannot be everywhere, so have decided to target the families that are the most at risk.
Women are the heads of households in most of these families and depend solely on the income from their mining activities to cover both their basic needs and that of their children’s.
Donations will go towards supporting these strong, resilient women to help them stay strong and remain hopeful during this crisis.
What will the donations go towards?
Here is how Fairmined have broken down the funding needed:
And here is an example of how the profits from our rainbow necklaces will go on to help the miners fund:
Rainbows have become synonymous this year with the pandemic, a symbol of hope and unity. We have taken this significant image and created a stand alone collection that is timeless and symbolic #RainbowsForMiners.
How can I find out more?
The RAINBOW collection is launching on the Saturday 25th July @ 10am, we cannot wait for you to see it. To gain exclusive access to pre-order on 18/07/2020, sign up to our newsletter to access the link. (Click here)