Ethically Sourced, Handcrafted Jewelry
Extracting metals from the earth is, by nature, not a sustainable practice. We have a finite amount of resources, after all. However, that doesn't mean that all methods of mining are created equal.
Anna Bario, one half of the Bario-Neal team, joins us this week to discuss how her company created a whole new vocabulary to define sustainability in the jewelry industry. From working with Artisanal Small-Scale Minors (ASM), developing a standardized code of conduct with her suppliers, using re-furbished or reclaimed metals and gems when possible, and educating her customer base about what sustainable practices they should be aware of and seek out, Bario Neal is establishing a new paradigm for wholistic, conscious and sustainable jewelry.
And, because Jess Miles is invovled, you know there has to be a book list. Some of the titles discussed here:
The Ends of the World, by Peter Brannen
The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
This Changes Everything by Naomi Kline