Like fair trade coffee, don’t stop buying, buy responsibly!
Alexandra Hart’s sophisticated and artful couture jewelry and metal sculpture is made in the USA from responsibly researched and sourced precious metals and gemstones. Invited to become a Member of the Board of Directors of Ethical Metalslmiths, and long time board member of Women’s Jewelry Association, she’s actually been working to promote socially and ecologically responsible business practices and equal opportunity to artists and consumers since the launch of her business in 1995.
“Socially responsible practices, I believe, are the responsibility of both designers and consumers. As a designer working with rare materials, I have important choices to make about sourcing in order to protect the future use of these resources. I have always been concerned with sustainable practices, and have been promoting it as part of my business mission.
We can actually support underdeveloped countries by buying gemstones from the most reputable and conscientious companies who comply with the Kimberly Process, Fair Trade and who use recycled metals to reduce impact of mining on the environment. Meanwhile, purchasing from artisan designers producing all work in the USA serves our own economy as well!”
Some tips from Harmony Metals at Hoover and Strong where I purchase and refine metals. All Hoover & Strong products are MADE IN USA, and are SCS Certified.
Consumer Questions Answered – Recycled Precious Metals and Gems
May 28th, 2010 by Michael Perlin
You can only tell if a metal is recycled if the supplier of the metal has supplied recognized independent certification stating this.