The Susan Crow Studio collection is a socially responsible brand of luxury jewelry and a culmination of designer Susan Crow’s deep connection to design and core belief that we need to preserve and restore our environment, not take away from it.
Susan received her Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Sustainable Design in 2010 which led to her commitment to be a change-maker in responsible sourcing of supply chains in the jewelry industry. She is a board member of Ethical Metalsmiths and Co-Chair of their Responsible Sourcing Committee.
In 2013 Susan joined together to support Fairmined certification standards as a consortium of 22 other US jewelers working directly with artisanal mining communities in Peru to bring traceable, responsible, artisanally mined gold into the US Market.
Earlier in her career, Susan served in executive design roles for big-box companies focusing on product design and manufacturing for consumer home goods. Susan earned a BS in Design from the University of Minnesota and her Sustainable Design Certification from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
The New York Times has reported that Congo Basin Researchers have declared this spill an environmental catastrophe. Toxic metals from 3 of Angola’s largest diamond mines, co-owned by the Russian company, Alarosa spilled into the Kasai River in July, sickening thousands - killing at least 12 people, hippos and mass quantities of fish downstream in the DRC. Potentially exposing more than 950,000 people.
"Witnesses said the bodies of hippos and dead fish were seen floating in the river."
Next to the Amazon, the Kasai River, a tributary of The Congo" is one of the biggest waterways in the world.
CRREBaC has called for a thorough study as soon as possible to see if this will have lasting major consequences, possible contamination of groundwater.
Has headway been made?
Why isn't this in the news?
Why aren't we hearing about this?
Who is responsible?
Who is helping the thousands of people in the DRC whose water has "turned into acid"?