Advocacy + Alliances

WEND is honored to be an active member of multiple industry-related public interest organizations. Each of these has contributed to our identity, and we couldn't be more grateful.

 

Ethical Metalsmiths

The Mission: Inspiring Responsible Jewelry Practices through education, connection, and action.

  • Member
  • Participant, Executive Board of Directors

    Women's Jewelry Association

    The Mission: To help women in the jewelry industry advance and develop professionally through networking, education, and leadership development.

    • Member
    • Participant, Board of Directors, Seattle Chapter

    Mercury Free Mining Challenge

    The Mission: To inspire the creation or discovery of technology that will offer artisanal small-scale miners an alternative to using mercury, ending the cycle of suffering this heavy metal continues to cause in the lives of millions.

    • Member

    Seattle Metals Guild

    The Mission: Dedicated to promoting educational and networking opportunities for metals artists at all career levels and skillsets through lectures, workshops, social gatherings, and other enrichment opportunities, in order to strengthen our creative community.

    • Member

    South Park Arts

    The Mission: A Seattle organization dedicated to supporting and promoting art and artists in the South Park neighborhood.

    • Founder
    • Member
     

    Seattle Made

    The Mission: to grow and support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers and producers that expand opportunities for local ownership and meaningful employment, build our region’s long-term resiliency, and celebrate Seattle’s unique cultural identity.

    • Member