What is an Ethical Metalsmiths

Jewelers for Social and Environmental Responsibility.

Ethical Metalsmiths' Mission and Vision

Mission: Lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry.

Vision: A sustainable future with jewelry and makers contributing to the well being of the earth, its peoples, and cultures.

Ethical Metalsmiths Work Plan

Ethical Metalsmiths carries out its mission by working directly with jewelers and metalsmiths, to raise awareness of material sourcing issues and harmful studio / manufacturing practices that the profession currently relies on. By raising awareness, evaluating and developing alternatives, and offering opportunities for individual advocacy, jewelers and consumers are part of a growing movement to transform the mining and jewelry industries. Ethical Metalsmiths collaborates with other organizations and community groups to realize its mission.

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