The handmade carpet industry exploits nearly 250,000 children, and as a rug retailer, we want to make sure that we are not contributing to this exploitation. So we have teamed up with GoodWeave, an organisation helping to combat this problem; Modernising the outdated and immoral practice of child labour within the rug industry by certifying child-labour-free rugs and providing education and opportunities to rescued or at risk children.
Rug producers with certified GoodWeave status open themselves to unannounced inspections by local inspectors to ensure the standard is on par and consistent. GoodWeave currently operate in six countries; The weaving communities; Afghanistan, India & Nepal. As well as consumer countries; Germany, the USA & the UK.
We are happy that the rugs we supply from those countries are GoodWeave approved rugs! Here are some of the amazing designs we currently have.
To learn more about the great work that GoodWeave do go to www.goodweave.org.uk