Tag Archives: responsible sourcing

belgium pulverizes its ivory stockpile

(via National Geographic) Belgium joined the U.S., France, Gabon, Chad, China, Zambia, and the Philippines on Wednesday morning, when it became the  latest nation to destroy its ivory stockpile. Read more here.

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ban on elephant ivory effective immediately

(via National Jeweler Network) New York–The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has implemented what is essentially a comprehensive ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory, which comes as part of the White House’s new strategy for combating wildlife trafficking. … Continue reading

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linhardt design continues to be a proud certified b corp!

Linhardt Design was an early adopter of the BCorp Certification and we recently just renewed our pledge. What does that mean? Take a look here.

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dates set for tender of marange diamonds

Still not thrilled about this – read the latest about Zimbabwe diamonds via National Jeweler Network: Antwerp–The first tender of rough diamonds from the Marange region of Zimbabwe in Antwerp will take place this week, Botswana-based diamond company First Element (Pty.) … Continue reading

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‘conflict’ definition of diamonds seems unlikely to change

(via the National Jeweler Network:) Johannesburg–Last year at this time, the stage was set for a climatic meeting in Washington, with the Kimberley Process voting on an issue that had been debated and discussed all year: broadening the definition of “conflict” … Continue reading

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u.s. extends ban on burmese gemstones

via National Jeweler Network: Washington–Despite some democratic progress in Myanmar (formerly Burma)–and reports that perhaps the import sanctions on gemstones may be lifted–President Barack Obama has extended the ban on Burmese rubies and jade… (read more here)

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zimbabwe and its role in diamond certification

Great blog posting by journalist (and Linhardt shopper!) Michelle Graff for the National Jeweler Network – What is to come for Zimbabwe and the Kimberley Process diamond certification?  Read her blog post here, and follow it up with her latest … Continue reading

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linhardt’s sustainable design contest winner for sale on fab.com

You’ve waited long enough! The Source4Style and IOU Project’s “DIY with IOU Sustainable Design Contest’s winning garment by Linhardt is finally up for sale on fab.com. Linhardt rarely works in the garment medium so here’s your chance to scoop up … Continue reading

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how a gold mining boom is killing the children of nigeria

Yale: Enviorment 360 reports with this great article on How a Gold Mining Boom is Killing the Children of Nigeria.

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linhardt sponsors two new girls via the kenya education fund

To continue with our tradition of supporting girls’ education, Linhardt Design has committed to donate proceeds from custom and ready-made jewelry sales to sponsor two more girls via Kenya Education Fund, through the entire course of their education. We welcome … Continue reading

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ngos boycott upcoming kimberley process meeting

Members of the Kimberley Process are set to meet in the DR Congo in November, however, certain non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which include KP participants and observers and the KP’s Civil Society Coalition, have announced today that they are boycotting the … Continue reading

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