World’s First Fairtrade, Fairmined Gold Mine

Fair Jewelery Action (FJA) is a Human Rights and Environmental Justice Organization within the jewelery sector. FJA’s objective is to direct more of the economic impact of the jewelery sector for the regenerating of local economies, in support of cultural … Continued


TOBY POMEROY INTRODUCES TRUE GOLD™ FINE JEWELRY CERTIFIED TO NON-CONFLICT AND ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE SOURCES First bridal and fashion collections in U.S. sourced from certified Fairtrade and Fairmined™ gold and platinum and traceable gems CORVALLIS, OR – TOBY POMEROY design studio … Continued

TOBY POMEROY Oro Verde Gold Bridal

I invite you to check out Sorrel Sky Gallery’s Margaret Hedderman blog post of a clear, inspiring and compelling case for insisting on Fairtrade and Fairmined gold jewelry.

Conference: GOLD – Vision, Value and Values

Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) announces its Second Annual Gold Conference, “Gold: Vision, Value and Values.”This two-day event will feature experts in the fields of mining, jewelry, collecting, finance, and sustainability who examine gold and its historical and contemporary role … Continued

Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Become a Reality

*Valentine’s Day 2011: That which has never moved is now moving!* Two weeks ago a South American gold mining cooperative in Cotapata, Bolivia became the first ever Certified Fairtrade gold mine in the world and lastweek the Condoto Iró Community … Continued

Time to reclaim independence and leadership

Happy Independence Day everyone! While we were getting ready for all the picnics and camping trips last week, we noticed an article in the New York Times that made us do a double take – “New British Leaders Cancel Third … Continued

Essential questions for conscious consumers

“I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother … go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.“ – Peter … Continued

The viral effect of sustainable thinking

A woman sitting next to Toby on his Dallas flight last month asked him where he was from. “Oregon,” he replied. “Oh that’s where all the sustainability people live, right?” she asked. This brief interaction speaks so aptly to the … Continued

A new world is possible

Thanks for visiting the new Toby Pomeroy blog! Welcome. After an extended and dreary wait, summer is finally here in the Northwest! The long hours of daylight and long-awaited warmth has us inspired to embark on this new endeavor of … Continued

Centre for Research and Development (CRD) director, Farai Maguwu

Arrest of Zimbabwe NGO director sparks outrage Diamond and human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of Centre for Research and Development (CRD) director, Farai Maguwu, who was arrested by Zimbabwean authorities following a meeting with Kimberley Process … Continued

Fairtrade Gold Breakthrough Partnership

Breakthrough Partnership for Certifying Fair Trade Gold At the JCK Rapaport Conference last Sunday, Maya Spaull of Transfair USA (US Branch of Fairtrade Labeling Organization [FLO]) and Toby Pomeroy of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) announced the first-ever third … Continued