Over 2,000 tons of gold is mined for jewelry every year. Family members young and old are injured, and some even die, while working to extract gold from the ore. Local residents are often forcibly displaced to make way for the mine. Waterways and soil are polluted, while mercury and other toxic chemicals destroy ecosystems and harm wildlife and people. It is so bad that the United Nations calls it "a worldwide crisis".
Futura aims to acts responsibly in everything they do, to protect the environment and support human rights, through their use of Fairmined Certified Ecological gold and ethical production. Crafted locally in New York by some of the world’s leading artisans, their jewelry is genuinely sustainable, ecological, ethical, and traceable. Selected for modern relevance and authentic intrigue, each design release is rich with creative imagination and soulful heritage. They collaborate with the world’s most notable jewelry historians to adventure through the centuries right up to the 1980’s in exotic places of artistic expression such as India and Rome to discover refreshing treasures which are utterly modern for today.
The ecosystem of the rare communities who mine ecologically (i.e. without mercury emissions) have been previously damaged by irresponsible mining and they live in disadvantaged conditions with medical, educational and social hardship. Futura believes it is their mission to provide a positive impact on the lives of the residents in these mining communities, and for the wider ecosystem they live in. One by one, local mining communities around the world are identified. Communities who need immediate help with environmental clean-up and education, plus financial support, in order to encourage them to transition to clean mining, without the use of mercury and other toxic chemicals. The Paolita II Mining Concession in Peru is suffering the direct effects of toxic chemical emissions and vast rates of deforestation in the Amazon basin. Once this project is completed, other communities in need will be identified.
Futura Jewelry is the only jewelry in the world made only with Certified Fairmined Ecological gold, which is mined without the use of toxic chemicals, such as mercury or cyanide. This protects humanity and the environment, including water sources, and prevents the irreversible effects of mercury vapors going into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the gold is traceable and ethical, empowering miners with healthy and safe living and working conditions, stability, gender equality, no child labor, along with creation of wellbeing in the community and support for workers rights.
Based: New York, USA.
Ships to: Worldwide.
Products: Gold jewelry. Designed by icons in art and design each piece is irresistible and irreplaceable. Handmade with 100% fair mined ecological gold make Futura jewelry traceable, ethical sustainable, beautiful and importantly mercury free. The gold we source is the most responsible in the world.
Mission: To produce treasurable design and use the most responsibly sourced gold that helps reduce global mercury emissions by up to 3%. We are a United Nations partner on this mission.
Vision: We believe there is nothing luxurious about damaging the environment. And so, our vision is based upon the premise of redefining luxury by:
honoring our planet through the most responsible sourcing,
honoring quality through our great master artisan and
honoring irreplaceable design that encourages mindful consumption.