Ethical Jewelers Sought for Virtual Directory

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Christina Miller

Telephone: 513-551-0559

Email: Cmiller@ethicalmetalsmiths.org

 

Ethical Jewelers Sought for Virtual Directory

 

College Corner, Ohio, July 18, 2011 -- Ethical Metalsmiths is actively seeking applications for their new project, the Jeweler Directory. The online database will introduce jewelers who are informed and committed to social and environmental responsibility with consumers who are searching for quality, ethically sourced hand made jewelry. The directory will offer jewelers a unique opportunity to promote their values as well as their jewelry.

 

Each jeweler will be featured on a full page including an image, a brief biography, a statement of values, contact details and a link to their website. People can search for jewelers by business, name, location or key words. As it grows, the directory will be widely advertised and promoted.

 

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all checklist to evaluate ethicalness, but jewelers should be committed to taking steps to build ethics and sustainability into their practice. Foundations can include choosing materials responsibly, promoting supply chain transparency, adopting sustainable studio practices, staying informed, supporting mining reform efforts, and including a values and principles statement on their website. Participation in the Jeweler Directory will be limited to independent jewelers and small studios.

 

Countless people around the world are working heroically to protect communities and the environment, promote fair trade and defend human rights. But, in the words of Hellen Keller, “The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

 

The Jeweler Directory can be seen at www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org/directory. Currently, jewelers listed include Birgit Kupke-Peyla, Geoffrey Giles, Alexandra Hart, Kirsten Muenster, Bario-Neal, TAP Studios, Gabriel Craig, Ute Decker, Valerie Kasinskas, Stacey Lane, Chris Nelson, Ben Neubauer and Karen Olsen Ramsey.

 

Listing fees will be used to maintain and promote the directory as well support Ethical Metalsmiths’ programs. The annual listing fee is $100. The initial set-up fee of $25 will be waived for jewelers who apply before September 1, 2011.  Detailed information about the directory and how to apply are available online.

 

Ethical Metalsmiths is a non-profit committed to leading jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources for gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones and other materials used for jewelry. Ethical Metalsmiths' vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that respect and protect the earth, its peoples, and cultures.

 

########

 

 

Views: 69

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Mike Holmes posted a blog post

Brooke Marks-Swanson

August 4-31, 2016Artist’s Reception: Saturday, August 6, 6-8pm Velvet da Vinci is proud to present Baskets: Increase /Decrease, Brooke Marks-Swanson’s…See More
20 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Melissa Cameron's blog post Introducing...
yesterday
Brigitte Martin commented on Melissa Cameron's blog post Introducing...
"I was fortunate to be able to exhibit her work for my HUMOR exhibition cycle - it's fab!! Thanks for the post."
yesterday
Melissa Cameron posted a blog post

Introducing...

Anna Davern, The Duke of Devonshire, 2015As the local…See More
yesterday
Profile IconAdriane Dalton and Roxy Lentz joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Crafthaus Project Grant 2016

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for an interesting new personal or group…See More
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted blog posts
yesterday
Olivia Shih added a discussion to the group Reconstructing Our Second Skin: Gender in Contemporary Jewelry
Thumbnail

On the Intimate and the Personal: an interview with American jewelry artist Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

Olivia Shih: Hello Vincent, and thank you for agreeing to this interview! Could you give us a little background on yourself and your work? Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro: Prior to jewelry, I was a classically trained trumpet player studying at…See More
Tuesday
Heba Barazi shared their discussion on Facebook
Tuesday
Heba Barazi shared their discussion on Facebook
Tuesday
Heba Barazi shared their discussion on Facebook
Tuesday
Heba Barazi added a discussion to the group Seven Days at Arrowmont...oh and nights too!
Thumbnail

Here's what happened...

A short time after I joined Crafthaus, I noticed a post announcing the Crafthaus/Arrowmont scholarship to attend a summer workshop. Not thinking that I would be selected at all, I went ahead and started browsing the catalogue offerings to see what…See More
Tuesday
The Justified Sinner posted a blog post

New Materials And Old

This last week has been taken up by exploring a fairly new material with the pleasingly forthright …See More
Sunday

Masthead Credits

Harriete Estel Berman

"The Cost of Gun Violence"

Artwork for the exhibition "Imagine Peace Now" organized by Boris Bally
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen


View background info and more images of "Vision of the Artist, Vision of the Photographer" at http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2016/06/vision-of-the-a...

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service