Fair Luxury is the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference, which aims to bring together pioneering figures from the jewellery and fashion worlds.
Industry professionals will discuss provenance and sustainability in jewellery, and examine the journey between original source and consumer. Speakers include; Lina Villa, executive director of the Alliance of Responsible Mining, Jack Cunningham, group sustainability manager at Gemfields and Orsola de Castro, so-founder of Fashion Revolution.
The one-day conference on 19 April will focus on pertinent topics including mining, sourcing and importing; jewellery design, production and manufacture, and retail, selling, marketing and PR. It will feature keynote speakers alongside workshops and networking opportunities.
Sarah Carpin, director of jewellery and media agency Facets PR, will host the opening address at the inaugural conference.
Carpin said: “Facets PR strongly supports and promotes Fairtrade and efforts to provide more sustainable and traceable supply chains within the jewellery industry. Following on from our press events last year to promote Fairtrade Gold in the UK, I am delighted to have been asked to introduce the first Flux Conference, to explore and debate issues of ‘fair luxury’. This is an issue that is growing in importance within the jewellery and wider luxury world and will significantly impact all businesses. Conferences such as Flux are important to attend to ensure that jewellery companies can future-proof their own businesses and not be caught out when customers begin to ask about the provenance and ethics of the precious metals and stones they are selling.”
Tickets are priced at £40 and are available from the Goldsmiths’ Centre website.