The Plumb Club Association has announced that the Responsible Jewellery Council will debut new retailer initiatives at the Plumb Club pavilion on the show floor at JCK Las Vegas 2020.
With a dedicated booth inside the pavilion, members of the RJC will have the opportunity to engage with brands, designers, and retailers about obtaining RJC certification, integrating sustainability into their operations, and building trust and confidence with consumers. Plumb Club members overwhelmingly voted for the requirement of all new and existing members to become certified by the RJC, reflecting the organization’s vision of pioneering industry leadership to promote responsible practices, proving an ideal fit for their partnership.
“We are excited to have the Responsible Jewellery Council exhibit with us,” said chairman of the Plumb Club pavilion, Victor Weinman, in a statement. “Their presence in the pavilion enhances our commitment to the retailer for responsible sourcing and further underscores our vision to help shape the future of the jewelry industry. By having the RJC in our pavilion we will provide the retailer the opportunity to better understand the future of RJC in the American jewelry marketplace.”
“We would like to thank the Plumb Club for inspiring this partnership,” said Iris Van der Veken, at the organization’s Jan. 10 meeting in New York. “A shift in mindset is required, and the younger generation is leading the way. This is the era of action, accountability, trust, and transparency. Our collective response is critical for future generations. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with the Plumb Club to promote responsible business practices through the jewelry supply chain, from mine to retail.”
The Plumb Club pavilion will be located on level 2 of the Sands Expo and the Venetian at JCK Las Vegas, which runs June 2–5. For more information, visit jckonline.com/lasvegas.
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