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Brought to you by Lake Oswego Jeweler Mary Wong, Trios Studio - JEWELRY INSIDER -

When you choose to buy Fair Trade Gems, jewelry and recycled precious metals at Trios Studio, you are positively impacting developing communities around the world because we directly support them with a portion of the money you spend. We contribute to a mining village in Malawi, Africa and have paid for the first freshwater well in the village. Lake Oswego Jeweler Mary Wong, Trios StudioAdditionally, we support the preschool and the Katsekera Secondary School, and have contributed to teacher housing and the medical clinic.

The struggle for self-determination in these communities is ongoing. This choice is difficult, but it is the best path to long-term gains in health, education and environmental protection. Unfortunately it is being threatened by others who want to exploit the mine for short-term gain without continuing the benefits to the community.

You can help developing communities by asking retailers to support Fair Trade programs for many types of products.

There are Fair Trade Gem operations in many places around the world. Each one is verified to follow the protocols of fair wages, safety, environmental protection, and supply chain transparency. You support these goals by choosing to purchase Fair Trade jewelry whenever possible. Finally, you can have jewelry you can feel good about owning and wearing, that doesn't exploit others. Visit Trios Studio and learn more about the Fair Trade jewelry choices you have.

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com

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