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Cecile Raley Designs — fair trade

My Visit with Etsy

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

So Etsy has a bi-weekly event called Eatsy, where all employees of Etsy eat together. Etsy employees, known as Etsy admin, can invite Etsy members for a visit and a tour, plus meet with various staff members that might be helpful to their shop. I got invited to one last week by Bernadette Sweeney, Director of Community Connections. Etsy is located in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, which is only a...

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How Are Gemstones Sourced, and is Their Sourcing Ethical?

Posted by Cecile Raley on

That is actually a question I come across fairly often in some shape or other.  I.e. are your gems ethically sourced, do they meet the Kimberly standards, are they Fair Trade?  I have written about this before, but I think it is time to revisit the issue.

Three observations, an anecdote, and finally an indeterminate conclusion: First observation. Most countries in which gemstones are mined these...

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