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RJC, Paola De Luca Partner on Webinars

Events & AwardsOct 06, 2021

RJC, Paola De Luca Partner on Webinars

They will cover sustainability, recycling, and responsible materials management.

The Responsible Jewellery Council and trend forecast company The Futurist will host a series of webinars this fall focused on sustainability, recycling, and responsible materials management.
New York—The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced a slate of free webinars taking place this fall.

The organization has partnered with trend forecaster Paola De Luca, head of company The Futurist, on three webinars also endorsed by CIBJO.

De Luca will lead the free education sessions on sustainability, recycling, and responsible materials management. Geared toward the entire jewelry industry, they will be of particular interest to jewelry designers, The Futurist noted in a press release.

"The Millennial and Gen Z jewelry consumer is demanding ever higher standards and responsible supply chains,” said De Luca.

“These courses are designed to present to jewelry designers the steps they should take to meet the new demands of sustainability in a circular economy where recycling and responsible materials management are essential.”

The webinars are designed to be taken in order.

The first is “The Sustainable Vision” on Wed. Oct. 20, 2021 at 12 p.m. BST. Click here for registration.

The second, “Circular Vision” is on Wed. Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. GMT. Click here for registration.

The final webinar is “Design for the Future” on Wed. Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. GMT.  Click here for registration.

According to The Futurist, courses will cover crafting and maintaining a responsible supply chain of metals, gemstones, and other materials; recycling; re-purposing; re-designing products; “circular design” and the circular economy; the three pillars of sustainability; and designer case studies.

Other topics will include supporting artisans and heritage craft; and working with natural versus lab-grown materials. 

RJC Executive Director iris Van der Veken said, “We are delighted to be partnering with The Futurist and CIBJO, World Jewellery Confederation on the sustainability courses especially targeted to designers. Education is critical to advance the sustainability agenda.”

“Designers are the future of creativity, and we look forward to building a strong program to help them integrate sustainability at the core of their concept thinking and business strategy.”

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