PhFW x BAN Toxic's Compassionate Gold featured on Bagong Pilipinas
The Philippine Fashion Week, International Labor Organization, and BAN Toxics joint project, Compassionate Gold, was featured on Philippine morning show, Bagong Pilipinas. BAN Toxics CEO, Atty. Richard Gutierrez, discussed the collaboration with Philippine Fashion Week, his company's advocacy to spread awareness regarding the harsh realities of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in the country, and what can be done to improve safety and health regulations of workers in this industry. Compassionate Gold recognizes the fashion industry as one of the top consumers of gold and highlights its role in moving this advocacy forward to reach a wider collective consciousness. With the Compassionate Gold line, BAN Toxics and Philippine Fashion Week aim to create a brand that advocates for ethical mining and distribution of gold in the Philippines and around the globe.