In 2009, Marc and international jeweler/activist Greg Velario founded Fair Jewelry Action (FJA), a nonprofit network representing companies, organizations and individuals striving to bring economic justice and environmental responsibility to producer communities that supply the jewelry sector around the world.
FJA educates and supports other jewelers seeking ethical sources, and exposes issues and conduct campaigns. Over the years, we have engaged in a wide variety of initiatives, from developing fair trade manufacturing standards and principles, to our ongoing support of rights of the Inuit
to mine rubies in Greenland. We have also worked to help organize jewelers
to protect the integrity of the ethically sourced gold supply chain. We have assisted in an advisory capacity with The Sierra Fund, speaking at their recent conference that faces the legacy gold mine issues in the Sierras of California.