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The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh launch first Ethical Making Resource

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The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh is set to host its second Ethical Making Symposium and Workshop event entitled It's In Our Hands - One Year On. At the event in Edinburgh next week the organisation will also launch the first ever Ethical Making Resource for jewellers and silversmiths.

The Incorporation is a non-profit organisation set up by Royal Charter in 1687 which operates two charities, ‘Silver of the Stars’ and ‘The Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust’ and administers and operates the Edinburgh Assay Office.

Spearheading Ethical Knowledge

Last year it held a ground breaking two day event in Dundee which consisted of a free to attend symposium and the following day an ethical workshop for makers.

Two Day Ethical Symposium & Workshop

This year the two day event will follow the same format, which will take place on 28 and 29 March in Edinburgh. The symposium on the 28 will address current issues in the jewellery and silversmithing industry, new developments and different approaches to what ethical making means and how it can be achieved. The practical workshop on the 29 is a tailored course designed and led by two ethical jewellery proponents and will give makers advice and resources about ethical making including how to source metals and stones ethically and safe alternatives that can be used in the workshop.

Launch of The Ethical Making Resource 

In line with The Incorporation’s own provenance of being the the oldest consumer protection group in Scotland, it will formally launch it’s new online tool for makers, The Ethical Making Resource as part of the symposium event.

The Ethical Making Resource will be a website that brings together practical information for jewellers and silversmiths looking to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their practice and provide information about ethical making and the ways to achieve a more ethically led business in a clear and accessible format. The Resource also includes valuable information on buying ethically made jewellery and silver for buyers and collectors.

The event details can be viewed here for the symposium and her for the workshop.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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