Survey of Black Jewellers 2020
The results of the UK's first national Survey of Black Jewellers
The UK's first national Survey of Black Jewellers has been carried out by Private 2 Public Ltd on behalf of Kassandra Lauren Gordon, a jeweller and activist, supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre. It follows Kassandra’s open letter to the jewellery industry in June about the lack of diversity and inclusion for black people in the industry.
The survey looked at the experiences of racism black people said they faced in the jewellery industry, as well as the skills, barriers and opportunities black jewellers needed to grow their businesses and improve their practise. 94 black jewellers responded to the survey, conducted between 25 August and 8 September.
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Survey of Black Jewellers 2020 infographic
This infographic highlights key findings from the survey, which found that 51% of respondents had experienced racism in the jewellery industry. Download it here and watch the infographic video below.
Kassandra Lauren Gordon Social Research Report
Challenges faced by black jewellers working and studying in the UK jewellery industry
Kassandra has also undertaken and authored a social research study – Challenges faced by black jewellers working and studying in the UK jewellery industry. It identifies and documents the challenges facing black jewellers in the UK. 11 black jewellers were interviewed. The study revealed six themes: experience of racism in the jewellery industry, education and training, the press, social capital, supply chain, and resilience. Recommendations are offered to redress the problems that featured in the research.
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