Hume Atelier was founded in 2008 by Kevin Hume and Genevieve Ennis. Together they collaborate on design and work extensively in international mining policy, with a focus on eliminating conflict minerals and supporting artisanal miners.
Since 2006, Genevieve and Kevin have consulted on the development and launch of Fairtrade Fairmined gold. They have collaborated with the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development, and have presented on artisanal mining at the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations. Kevin and Genevieve have worked with miners, government, community leaders and professors in South America and Africa, and have taught ethical sourcing in design at the Pratt institute and the Rhode Island School of Design. Genevieve has also taught at the University of British Columbia since 2006 and Kaospilot in Denmark since 2011.
Kevin is the principal goldsmith and gemologist of Hume Atelier.