Kathryn Mlodzienski A Collective Statement From BIPOC Designers in the Jewelry Industry I am so proud of the jewelry designers in my industry!An open letter to the jewelry industry was recently penned by BIPOC jewelry designers to demand equity and long-term commitments to change.These commitments include:Invest in inclusive curriculum for schools and design programsCreate more educational opportunities in training for BIPOC designersOffer opportunities including paid apprenticeships, scholarships, and jobsIncrease retail shelf space for BIPOC designersEmploy people of color in all positions of the jewelry industryAcknowledge inspiration that originates in POC cultures, traditions, and historical piecesIncrease art school scholarships and recruitment of BIPOC students  For a full list of detailed commitments check it out here.Want to know what you can do to help? Start a conversation! Go to their website to show your support and sign up for their newsletter to receive updates and learn how you can help create a more equitable environment for BIPOC in the jewelry industry.  

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A Collective Statement From BIPOC Designers in the Jewelry Industry

Posted on August 03 2020

I am so proud of the jewelry designers in my industry!

An open letter to the jewelry industry was recently penned by BIPOC jewelry designers to demand equity and long-term commitments to change.

These commitments include:

  • Invest in inclusive curriculum for schools and design programs
  • Create more educational opportunities in training for BIPOC designers
  • Offer opportunities including paid apprenticeships, scholarships, and jobs
  • Increase retail shelf space for BIPOC designers
  • Employ people of color in all positions of the jewelry industry
  • Acknowledge inspiration that originates in POC cultures, traditions, and historical pieces
  • Increase art school scholarships and recruitment of BIPOC students 

 

For a full list of detailed commitments check it out here.

Want to know what you can do to help? Start a conversation! Go to their website to show your support and sign up for their newsletter to receive updates and learn how you can help create a more equitable environment for BIPOC in the jewelry industry.

 

 

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