Women’s Jewellery Network announces first ethics and sustainability ambassador


The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN), the UK’s only devoted organisation supporting females operating in the UK jewellery market, has actually revealed Victoria Waugh as its very first UK ambassador for principles and sustainability.

Waugh signs up with 4 existing WJN local Ambassadors in a function that will supply assistance and instructions for WJN members wanting to understand more about sustainable and ethical products and practices sourcing — matters that are ending up being significantly essential to the expert operations of both brand-new and recognized jewellery organisations.

Waugh has more than 15 years’ company advancement experience throughout the jewellery, clothes and device sectors, plus leading the Fairtrade Foundation’s work to introduce Fairtrade gold, bringing a wealth of business knowledge and understanding of ethical and sustainable practices to the WJN and its members.

The brand-new WJN ambassador, Victoria Waugh, shares: “I am happy to join this crucial motion as its ambassador for principles and sustainability. Having actually invested several years recommending companies on accountable sourcing, I’ve discovered that it is just by collaborating and transparently sharing our experiences that we can drive favorable modification for all those associated with the jewellery supply chain. I hope my function will support members to comprehend the effect jewellery manufacture has on individuals and world; and to supply useful assistance on running a much better jewellery organisation.”

Waugh, an independent consultant for people and brand names looking for to enhance or advance their supply chains and sustainable practices, is likewise non-executive director of the Ethical Fashion Forum, and supports advancement of the brand-new commonobjective.io site. Formerly, she held the function of international service advancement supervisor for Fairtrade Gold at Fairtrade International.

Mentioning Waugh’s visit, WJN creator Victoria McKay states: “As we move into the 2nd quarter of 2018 we are enjoyed have a brand-new ambassador joining our ranks. Victoria is motivating, skilled, and a passionate and warm female who will supply important insight into sustainability and principles for our members – – topics that are progressively part of the discussion we have with members who wish to do much better in their everyday working practices.”

The WJN is set to reveal a series of occasions in the coming weeks, following its effective International Women’s Day occasions in London and Birmingham.