We are an activist jewelry company, the Santa Fe NM Green Business of the Year 2019, promoting and campaigning for social and environmental justice in the jewelry sector and in our local community for over fifteen years.
Globally, we want to build a strong Fairtrade Gold movement in the US— one that will uplift thousands of small-scale miners from poverty and exploitation, while reducing global mercury contamination. While there are over 250 Fairtrade Gold jewelers in the UK alone, we have been the only one in the US since April, 2015.
Rather than spend our marketing money with Google and Facebook, we have chosen instead to support nonprofit organizations that share our desire to see a more just, beautiful, and sustainable world for future generations.
We are grateful to the following organizations who share with their communities our work and vision. Entering the code after their name at checkout means that we will donate 20% of the jewelry order (diamonds excluded) back to them.
[For details on how to join our Giving 20% Back program, click here.]
These organizations have strongly supported our initiatives through their social media channels and other promotional activities.
New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) — "The Law Center helps open the doors of our legal process to local communities who are working to protect their water, land and air from environmental degradation."
The Revolutionary Love Project (RLP) — "The Revolutionary Love Project envisions a world where love is a force for justice and wellspring for social change."
Rukmini Foundation (RUF) — "The Rukmini Foundation’s mission is to empower girls through quality education so that we can eradicate child marriage, end gender inequality, and enable a more equitable and prosperous Nepal."
The Sierra Fund (TSF) — "The Sierra Fund works in the spirit of service to the Sierra Nevada’s natural resources and communities. We use science and advocacy to pursue our mission to restore ecosystem resiliency and build community capacity in the Sierra Nevada"
Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) — "Amazon Aid Foundation educates and activates global citizens to protect the Amazon through art, science, multimedia and film. Our vision is to preserve the Amazon rainforest for the health of the planet and for future generations to enjoy."
Catholic Relief Services USA (CRS) — "We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care."
Plant With Purpose (PWP) — "Plant With Purpose's programs equip farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities."
The Santa Fe Watershed Association (SFWA) — "The mission of the Santa Fe Watershed Association is to protect and restore the health and vibrancy of the Santa Fe River and its watershed for the benefit of people and the environment."
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition (TWRC) — "Since 1979, TWRC Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the public."
From Forgotten to Forever (FFTF) — "We are a 501(c)(3) rescue and transport. Our mission is to save animals from high-kill shelters in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Our goal is to help the unwanted animals find loving, forever homes."
Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) — "The mission of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, one of the nation’s premier professional vocal ensembles, is to excite, engage and inspire diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music."
The Food Depot (TFD) — "The Food Depot operates a range of programs designed to meet critical needs in the nine Northern New Mexico counties we serve. We help people of all ages with differing needs."
Gerard's House (GRH) — "Gerard's House is a safe place for grieving children, teens and families, where healing happens through acceptance and peer support."
The Santa Fe Symphony (SFS) — "Our legacy of musical excellence goes hand-in-hand with our longstanding commitment to providing no-cost cultural outreach programs for the greater Santa Fe community."
Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) — "The Center for Contemporary Arts is a vibrant artspace and cinematheque offering innovative exhibitions, films, and performances that are socially relevant, provocative, and inspiring."
WildEarth Guardians (WEG) — "WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West."
International Folk Art Market (IFAM) — "The Mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions."
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) — "VOC is a statewide nonprofit that motivates and enables people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources through hands-on volunteer projects and training resources."
Magarini Children Centre and Organic Demonstration Farm (MCC) — "This community-developed organization in rural Kenya houses, educates, and through organic farming feeds nearly 300 orphans through a philosophy of Peace from the Soil: Loving soil is loving self is loving children; 'So they will always have food.'"
The Mountain Center (TMC) — "The Mountain Center is dedicated to promoting personal discovery and social change among youth, families and groups through the use of creative learning experiences in wilderness, community and cultural environments."
Hamaatsa (HMTSA) — "Our mission is committed to regenerative and sustainable living, spiritual wholeness, and cultural restoration informed by Pueblo indian lifeways and indigenous land wisdom."
These organizations support our work, and do amazing work themselves. We are proud to align with them.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region (BBBSMR)
Deschutes River Alliance (DRA)
Dumb Friends League (DFL)
Florence Crittenton Services (FCS)
Free The Slaves (FTS)
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe (GISF)
Many Mothers (MANY)
New Energy Economy (NEE)
Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)
Pure Earth (PEARTH)
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Institute (SFFMI)
Santa Fe Girls' School (SFGS)
SITE Santa Fe (SSF)
The Mountain Center (TMC)
Trout Unlimited New Mexico Council (TUNM)