ENVIROmetal: Jewelers Mining for Solutions

ENVIROmetal: Jewelers Mining for Solutions

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On October 6, the Pratt Jewelry Department hosted a day-long event addressing the most current and vital ethical, sustainable and environmental issues facing the jewelry field today….ENVIROmetal: Jewelers Mining for Solutions focused on sustainable raw material sourcing and practices for designers and makers. Sponsored in part by CSDS, featured speakers: Christina Miller from Ethical Metalsmiths  who discussed metal mining; Genevieve Ennis Hume from Hume Atelier who spoke about gold and diamond mining; Carolyn Schaeberle of Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies who presented alternative materials and lifecycle analysis; Monique Péan of Monique Péan Jewelry who spoke about running a socially conscious, eco-friendly jewelry business; Anna Bario & Page Neal of Bario-Neal Jewelry who spoke about running a successful business with a focus on sustainability; and Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily of Brooklyn Metal Works.