Category Archives: Earthwise Jewelry®

Brian Leber Appears on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview

I’ve been interviewed once again on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview hosted by Jerome McDonnell. Out of the scores of interviews I have given, Jerome is one of the most professional and intelligent journalists I have encountered. Listen to the interview.

Defining Ethical in the Modern Marketplace

I was a featured speaker at the Madison Dialogue Summit in Washington DC today. My talk entitled, “What is Ethical? The Jewelry Trade Dilemma” addressed the need to stay focused on the fact that ethics and social responsibility aren’t just tag words or slogans, they are a way of life that needs to be at […]

Brian Interviewed for New York Times Piece on Ethical Jewelry

I’m quoted in the New York Times’ piece “With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed” which covers issues surrounding gold. “I try not to pontificate. But I do try to educate people on the issues.” The print edition even has my photograph!

Modern Jeweler Singles Out Brian Leber as a Jeweler Who “Makes a Difference”

I’m featured in this month’s Modern Jeweler in a long piece entitled, “Making a Difference.” The article is a profile of key industry leaders working to reform the jewelry trade. I am both honored and humbled.

My First Time on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview

I’ve been interviewed on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program in a segment called “Ethical Jewelry.” I enjoyed doing this interview immensely. The host of the show, Jerome McDonnell, is incredibly well informed on a variety of subjects. Considering some of the people he’s interviewed over the years, I’m honored he asked to talk to me.

Discussing Fair Trade Around the World (and Around the Corner)

I just finished up being a participant in a panel discussion called “Fair Trade: Is it Just an International Issue?” hosted by Foresight Design.  There was a very interesting exchange (debate?) between two of the other participants on the panel. (One was a representative from a fair trade retailer that sells home décor made by […]

Leber Jeweler Inc Featured in Real Money Magazine

There’s a short bit about us in the latest issue of Real Money. In an article called “Digging for Ethical Gems.” They give some attention to the neglected area of issues surrounding colored gemstones. Considering the amount of child labor and other human rights abuses involved with colored gems, I’m glad to see some press […]

Advocating for Ethical Jewelry, and Ethical Living

I’ve been quoted by the trade publication Professional Jeweler in a story entitled “Branding with a Conscience.” The editor in chief of this publication, Peggy Jo Donahue, is one of the strongest advocates for reform in the jewelry industry and I am always pleased when I can offer my input to any of her work. […]