DiscoverThe Ethical Business PodcastEpisode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan
Episode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan

Episode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan

Update: 2016-06-19
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Arabel Lebrusan is a pioneer in the jewelry industry.


Arabel was one of the first to introduce sustainable and fair trade practices into making her high-end masterpieces and she continues to blaze an ethical trail by continually improving the way she makes her own jewelry, including as a strong advocate for recycled gold and ‘green gold’.


At the same time, Arabel is on a quest to make her whole industry better by spreading the word about ethical jewelry and raising awareness of what we are actually buying.


Arabel Lebrusan


IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:


– Why ethical jewelry is important


– What is ‘material exploitation’ in the jewelry industry?


– How she first discovered ethical gold and worked to certify ‘green gold’


– What questions you need to ask when buying jewelry


– Why jewelry is all about ‘traceability’ and ‘sustainability’


– Arabel’s thoughts on fair trade


– What is ‘ethical’?


– The difficulties with pursuing an ethical niche


– Why it’s harder to ethically source gemstones than diamonds


– How the jewelry industry can be fixed


LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:


Arabellebrusan.com


Arabel at TEDx


The Kimberley Process


Canadian Diamond Regulations


Oro Verde ‘Green Gold’


 Thanks for Listening!


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Episode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan

Episode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan

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