Tag Archives: responsible sourcing
(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.
(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
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.
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
(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
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)
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
Even though I am disappointed that more progress has not been made to re-define the standards of the Kimberley Process (especially with a US representative as chair) at least the public is able to hear direct statements from Gillian Milovanovic, who … Continue reading
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
Yale: Enviorment 360 reports with this great article on How a Gold Mining Boom is Killing the Children of Nigeria.
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
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
The new Kimberley Process Chair, Mathieu Lapfa Lambang Yamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo has apparently approved the export of controversial rough diamond exports from Zimbabwe’s Mbada and Canadile fields. As a representative of a country plagued with a … Continue reading