A million knots make up a finely crafted rug—but only GoodWeave’s child-labor-free label makes a rug truly one in a million. There is no substitute for the quality and craftsmanship a skilled adult weaver uses to create the million or more knots in a hand crafted 8' x 10' rug. GoodWeave certified rugs are available in a wide range of prices, sizes, styles and designs, from more than 125 leading rug companies and designers, and in over 1,000 online and retail outlets and showrooms around the world.

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Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Liz Gamberg

After three decades working as a math teacher, ceramicist and collage artist, Liz Gamberg took what she calls “the leap of faith.” As she puts it, “I was interested in rugs and just wanted to see what would happen.” What happened was everyone who saw her hand-knotted Tibetan wool rugs wanted to buy them.

Working in ceramics and collage, Liz had total control of the process. As a rug designer, however, she had to relinquish some of that control. Her first concern, she says, was to make sure this new work “did no harm.” Aligning with GoodWeave® assured her of that.

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Spotlight On Retailers

J. Patrick Aaron

A premier designer showroom since 1979, San Francisco’s floordesign is committed to ending child labor in the rug industry. The floordesign website features the company’s affiliation with GoodWeave® and links to the GoodWeave website.

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Rug Buying Tips

Modern or traditional? Hand-knotted or flat-weave? Natural or synthetic dyes? Purchasing a handmade rug can seem daunting at first. But with a little expert guidance, you'll be able to find the perfect rug for your style, budget and values.
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