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Ethical Jewelry Exposé: The RJC's Structure

Marc Choyt | Sep 22, 2018 |
In other words, the Council  is set up to seem like the Marine and Forest Council’s inviting a wide range of parties to the table. But ultimately, the Council is a trade organization.    This kind of specious reasoning—to emphasize one truth to hide a larger, more important truth, is a common theme in our exploration.

Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Forward

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 |
As we wove our way through traffic on the way to the airport, I learned of his family, who had been diamond diggers in a village of about seventy people. Soldiers walked in at first light, shouting. His mother telling him to run, run.

Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Ethical Jewelry Manifesto

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 |
Concrete action items that can seed a campaign for broad market disruption, opening the way for an ethical jewelry movement in North America based entirely on sourcing from small-scale producer communities.

Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Table of Contents

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 |
We begin this Exposé with my call to action, The Ethical Jewelry Manifesto. This is followed by An Ethical Jewelry Parable: The Pure Water People,  followed by a brief introduction of small- and large-scale mining issues.

Ethical Jewelry Exposé: The Pure Water People

Marc Choyt | Sep 21, 2018 |
As the roar of words draws to a crescendo, Grandpa stands up—and everyone goes silent. He takes his finger and points it straight out, then turns three hundred and sixty degrees. “We are already rich,” he says, quiet but firm. He sits back down.

 

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