Jewelry Industry Summit

The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

The Open Forum on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

Welcome to the Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

Our aim is to create awareness of current and future sustainability challenges in the jewelry industry and enable the community to develop strategies, initiatives, and tools to address these - ultimately promoting responsible sourcing and improving the sustainability of the entire industry.

Join us for our next event generously hosted by The American Gem Trade Association: 


THE THIRD JEWELRY INDUSTRY SUMMIT
February 2nd & 3rd 2019
Tucson, AZ


Registration $275 Student/Association discounts applicable

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Our Events

 In 2018, we hosted events in Los Angeles and New York giving emerging designers and industry veterans alike a better understanding of pressing ethical and sustainability issues and connecting them with resources to improve their impacts. In 2019, following successful Summits in New York and Tucson we return to Tucson for our Third Summit which will provide a wealth of practical tools and strategies for sustainable businesses across the supply chain.

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Our Vision

The Jewelry Industry Summit is a platform to embolden and advance the responsible jewelry movement by uniting each part of the industry to collaborate on our ethical journey forward.

Each Summit is an opportunity for those in the industry to connect, collaborate, and generate plans of action for affecting meaningful change through their existing strengths, resources, and networks. The Jewelry Industry Summit invites all in the trade to share their perspectives, experiences, and ideas for a better way. This inclusive approach creates an opportunity for participants to take steps to improve responsibility and ethics in the creation of jewelry, no matter where they fall in the supply chain or what stage their business is at.

 As we step boldly into our fourth year, we invite you to join us and share in the ambitious, knowledgeable, and dedicated community that has grown through our Summit activities and other events. Everyone can be a part of this movement. Contact us at jewelryindustrysummit@gmail.com to find out how you can get started making your impact a positive one today.


 

Our Goals

Generate broad-based awareness of facts related to the jewelry industry supply chain and responsible sourcing, and explore what does and does not work.

Learn about and review progress on current industry-wide initiatives and developments related to sustainable business practices and responsible sourcing.

Help businesses at all stages of the jewelry supply chain develop their vision for sustainable and responsible sourcing.

Design prototypes of tools and strategies that enable businesses in the supply chain to make progress through continuous improvement.

 

Second Jewelry Summit - Tucson ‘17



First Jewelry Summit - New York ‘16

 

Though a number of jewelry industry responsible sourcing programs exist, there's never been an industry-wide consensus on what constitutes a vision that ALL stakeholders can support. Through organized participatory Summits and active year-round work by dedicated volunteers, the Summit strives to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution driven activities that continue to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing in the jewelry industry.