Ethical Making Resource for Jewellers and Silversmiths

2nd April 2018

Ethical Making Resource Launch: Fairtrade, Fairmined and Sustainable

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths has created the Ethical Making Resource in the interest of helping the creative jewellery, metalwork and jewel community to access information which supports their ambitions towards ethical making.

Previous research had found the pre-existing information unclear, difficult to locate, and sometimes dubious in origin and accuracy, and this new resource has been produced in collaboration with the sector to make it as clear, useful, truthful, concise and accessible as possible. The resource takes the form of a website covering everything from the sourcing of materials (a particular concern in the metal and gem industries, where unethical practices are rife) to sustainable studio practices which minimise chemical use and maximise resource efficiency.

At Creative Carbon Scotland, we’re thrilled that this resource is being made available to makers, especially as we know through our work with Craft Scotland and the Green Crafts Initiative that there is a big demand for this information and support from jewellers. We have supported the development of the resource through advising on the environmental sustainability dimensions of the resource.

Take a look at the Ethical Making Resource for more information:

Image: Screenshot of online ethical making resource.

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