Our handcrafted rugs are GoodWeave certified, which means that our rugs are ethically made and we’re helping make a positive impact within rug making communities.
When you choose one of our rugs, your purchasing decision also supports programs that educate children, provide critical services, and transform communities.
“Some labels just tell you what you’re buying. This one tells the world what you’re doing.” – GoodWeave.
GoodWeave is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1994 and is the leading global institution with a mission to stop child labour in global supply chains. Their founder, Kailash Satyarthi, is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and risked his life to conduct rescue raids, freeing boys and girls in India who where torn from their families and exploited as cheap labour.
The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that our rugs are produced free of child labor, and it also means that a percentage of the rug’s price is used to educate children in the weaving communities of South Asia. More than 20,000 children have benefited from the organisation’s education and rehabilitation programs, including 3,800 directly rescued from the looms that were trapped in labour and has prevented thousands more from carpet work. It provides rescued children with rehabilitation, education and vocational training.
Image courtesy Nitin Gera, (C) GoodWeave
Certified rugs are produced by licensed makers, who have agreed to produce rugs without child labour, and allow frequent surprise inspections by GoodWeave. Our rugs come to you with a Certificate of Origin and GoodWeave label displaying a unique number, which can be traced back to the maker and ensures the highest quality and craftsmanship of skilled adult artisans.
We have partnered with GoodWeave because we are committed to the highest standards of integrity in the industry, share the same values and are committed to supporting our community of independent makers and craftspeople.
To learn more visit GoodWeave.org