By Erika W.
Click on the link below to watch Rapaport’s Fair Trade Conference, which was held at JCK 2011. Panel guests included Toby Pomeroy, board member of the Alliance for Responsible Mining, (ARM) Eric Braunwart, CEO of Columbia Gem House, and John Hall, Manager of Corporate Relations with Rio Tinto and Vice Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council. (RJC)
The panel focused on market expansion for socially responsible jewelry, transparency of the supply chain, and on sustainable development for artisanal miners, cutters, and surrounding communities.
Click to watch this full video of the Rapaport Fair Trade Diamond, Jewelry Panel Discussion from JCK 2011.
“The issue of establishing fair and ethical trade in the diamond industry is probably one of the most important things you can imagine. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, which is certainly reason enough, but because I’m anticipating its tsunami wave of social responsible demand that’s going to hit this industry,” said Martin Rapaport
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