Reclaiming the Sierra

Ethical Metalsmiths

Ethical Metalsmiths mission is to lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry.  Ethical Metalsmiths carries out its mission by working directly with jewelers and metalsmihs (student, professional and hobbiest) 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 oppprtunities for individual advocacy, jewelers and consumers are part of a growing movement to transform the mining and jewelry industries. .