PRESS RELEASE: October 2018

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“Perspectives: Creating Jewellery for a Fairer Future”, co-curated by Fair Luxury, is an exhibition of fairly made jewellery and silver objects. Encouraging viewers to question the stories behind each piece, “Perspectives” addresses some of the ways in which we can create jewellery for a fairer future.

 

19th – 21st October

11:00am – 6:00pm

Lyon & Turnbull. 33 Broughton Place, EH1 3RR Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

Casting a fresh light on what terms such as ethical luxury can mean, the exhibition reawakens the audience to the wonder of materials and creativity with a new perspective, telling the story of a piece of jewellery from the earth to the wearer: the materials, people and processes involved from source to beautifully crafted object and showing that the value generated by a piece of jewellery can be shared by everyone involved in its creation.

 

Perspectives is part of the Elements Festival – the annual jewellery event in Edinburgh hosted by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of issues in the metal, stone and jewellery industries, exploring the sourcing of raw materials and spotlighting different approaches and initiatives for change.

 

The work exhibited covers a range of approaches to fairly made jewellery, such as the provenance of the metal and the stones; the conditions in which makers and miners work; or the environmental and social impact of creating the finished piece. What all the work shown here has in common is a thoughtful consideration of the impacts of making jewellery and silver, underlined by a dedication to excellent design and exquisite craftsmanship.

 

Scotland has a remarkable silversmithing and jewellery community, producing some of the world’s most imaginative design and skilled craftsmanship. A further facet of excellent craftsmanship is the consideration of the working and environmental conditions behind the finished piece – and ensuring that these are of the same excellent quality as the work itself.

 

Curated by experts in the jewellery field, this tangible expression of Fair Luxury champions established makers alongside up-and-coming names who are redefining luxury: demonstrating the use of responsibly sourced materials and sustainability at the core of their practice and ethos, along with the highest standards of skilled craftsmanship and design.

 

Perspectives encourages viewers to question the supply chain and to consider whether the stories of how their jewellery was made, matches with the beautiful design and craftsmanship of the final product.

 

ABOUT Fair Luxury

 

Fair Luxury is a collaboration of jewellery industry change-makers with a vision for a responsible and sustainable future. We exist to share collective experiences and to inspired other professionals to take positive steps towards a sustainable jewellery industry.

 

For press enquiries email: hello@fairluxury.co.uk

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PRESS RELEASE: July 2018

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Fair Luxury at RCA Conference

July 11th 2018. 

 

Fair Luxury and the Royal College of Art (RCA) collaborate to present a one-day conference examining current issues surrounding the sourcing of materials and ethical practice in the jewellery industry.

“Fair Luxury at RCA” is an opportunity for those working in or connected to the jewellery sector to hear about the latest developments in responsible sourcing from both industry and academic speakers. We will also cover the opportunities and practicalities for jewellers looking to develop more ethical sourcing practices.

 

Building on the success of the previous conferences at The Goldsmiths Centre in London in 2016 and the Birmingham Assay Office in 2017, this year’s programme aims to be accessible and informative for all levels within the industry, from students to corporates. The event at RCA is a programme of lectures presented by ethical jewellery advocates and industry leaders.

 

The day will provide an opportunity to network with fellow industry innovators and places a particular focus on encouraging jewellers to take the first steps towards more ethical practice.

 

The programme includes presentations from practicing jewellers, staff working in certification programmes, gem traders, consultants and researchers working on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

 

Topics and speakers include:

The Fairmined Certification Programme
Yves Bertan and Kenneth Porter – Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)

Mining in Sri Lanka
Stuart Pool – Nineteen48

Being a Licensee Jeweller: Ideals and practicalities
Susi Smither – The Rock houn; Tim Ingle – Ingle & Rhode;  Naqiyah Sultan – Kashka;  Peter Crump – Vipa Designs.

“Make it happen” with Fairmined Gold
Martin Taber – Ethical Metalsmiths

The Ethical Making Resource
Mary Michel and Emily Macdonald – Incorporation of Goldsmiths

Diamond Supply Chains
Gavin Hilson – University of Surrey

Closing discussion
Estelle Levin-Nally – Levin Sources

 

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