News Archive

Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold UPDATE

Thursday, December 20th 2012 This is an abbreviated progress report on EM's pledge to broadly introduce Fairtrade and Fairmined gold to the US.

Radical Jewelry Makeover REPORT

Tuesday, December 18th 2012 RJM goes to two schools and has been turned into a tool-kit accessible to institutions like universities, high schools and art centers.

Thoughtful Studio Infrastructure

Sunday, December 16th 2012 Oregon College of Art and Craft implements new infrastructure changes. A mini chemistry lesson about sodium bisulfate pickle, by Glenn Glass, is included and sheds light on "electroless" plating and why pouring pickle down the drain really is a bad idea.

Protect the purity of Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold

Monday, September 24th 2012 THIS IS A TIME SENSITIVE NEWS ITEM! Dear Jewelers, Metalsmiths and Concerned Citizens, We need your help.

Radical Jewelry Makeover, Boone, NC

Monday, September 17th 2012 Appalachian State organizes a Radical Jewelry Makeover Event!

Understanding Fairtrade Gold Systems

Wednesday, August 8th 2012 Your friends say that it is a good thing to support, you see it as "added market value" for a wide range of products, and you are even willing to spend an extra dollar per pound for coffee because of it, but let's break down what Fair Trade is and specifically for us, how does it apply to metal?

Ethical Metalsmiths Jeweler Directory UPDATE

Monday, August 6th 2012 Ethical Metalsmiths Jeweler Directory: A challenging reuse commission, new membership and more.

The Prospects of Slow Gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012 Ethical Metalsmiths was one of the sponsors of this investigative journey. Enjoy this essay by project designer Gabriel Craig and photos by Amy Weiks. Don't miss video links at the end of this essay.

Sustainable Design Education at Pratt Institute

Saturday, August 4th 2012 Jewelry Program Brings Sustainability into Practice

Anticipating the future collaboratively

Wednesday, April 18th 2012 On April 25th Ethical Metalsmiths is hosting its first ever Futuring Committee meeting. Please take a moment to meet the preliminary members.

RJM Store now featuring new work

Monday, April 16th 2012 An intimate selection of RJM VI - Santa Fe, NM pieces are now featured online, just in time for spring (and your Mother)!

Sustainability grant transforms FIT jewelry program

Friday, April 13th 2012 Changing old habits isn't easy. But systemic change, that offers new and more sustainable approaches, can alter the way jewelry students do basic tasks, ultimately breaking a cycle of waste.

GOLD Vision Value and Values

Wednesday, February 15th 2012 A conference uniquely designed to bring a broad range of people and ideas together all of whom have a stake in GOLD. This is the second GOLD conference organized by Initiatives in Art and Culture. Registration is open now.