Spotlight On Importers/Rug Designers

The following rug companies and designers adhere to the GoodWeave child-labor-free standard. Their commitment to a clean supply chain is leading the way toward a child-labor-free future, as every GoodWeave® certified carpet sold generates funds to support education programs in the countries where rugs are produced.

View the profiles below, or browse from the list at the right to learn more about these business and their choice to use the GoodWeave label, the best assurance that no child was exploited to make a carpet or rug.

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Indi-B

Beatrice Girelli of Indi-B brings to her rug venture the same passion for perfection that made her an award-winning hotel designer. Indi-B rugs are made entirely of New Zealand wool and are touted as totally green. They are also 100 percent ethically produced, which for Beatrice means child-labor-free. "We absolutely don't want to be in the business of selling beautiful rugs made in ugly conditions," Beatrice says. "That's why we aligned ourselves with GoodWeave®, a program with our values."
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Fusion Trading Company

For David Burcsik, president of Ottawa-based Fusion Trading Company, "beauty" in the home goods he sells isn't just about aesthetics. It is also about ethics. In his words, "Working with GoodWeave® marries all my ideologies about what I do and how I do it."
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NOA Living

Three generations. Five continents. One family. This is how NOA Living explains the history of their company. Owner Sam Nehme’s biggest influence was his grandfather, a merchant in textiles and handmade objects who was born in Lebanon but traveled the world—not an easy task in the early 20th century.
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Kooches

Tom DeMarco, founder of New York-based Kooches, was an early supporter of the GoodWeave® certification program. But what really made DeMarco want to join GoodWeave was learning that its program not only rescued and educated child weavers, it also educated the children of adult weavers―a holistic and sustainable approach.
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Apeiron Design LLC

For owner-designer Charles Livingston, the establishment of Apeiron Design LLC is just the latest step in his artistic evolution. "My artwork, the painting, print and drawing," he explains, "just seemed to enforce that I needed to go in the direction of rug design." Today, with a line of hand-tufted contemporary rugs that are extensions of his artwork and a portfolio of custom work, Charles is pleased with his choice, including his decision to join GoodWeave®.
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InnerAsia

Heading up a high-end rug company was not something Tibetan-born Kesang Tashi set out to do when he left India for prestigious Dartmouth College. Nor was that his goal in graduate school at University of Wisconsin, where he concentrated on Buddhist history and thought. It was not until after a stint in international banking that his entrepreneurial spirit and desire for social change led him to seek a new challenge. Combining his business background and love of his ancestral homeland he launched InnerAsia, a company dedicated to revitalizing the Tibet’s precious craft of rug weaving. Tashi’s collaboration with GoodWeave®, an organization whose work he says is consistent with the principles of his Buddhist heritage, helps him do that. “Commerce and compassion go hand in hand,” says Kesang.
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I + I srl
In Iyaric, the dialect of English used by Rastafarians, “I and I” is a phrase that refers to the absolute oneness of two persons, the oneness of all humanity. So isn’t “I + I” an odd name for a stylish, Italian, multi-disciplinary design company specializing in limited edition furniture, objets d’art for the home, and conceptual and minimalist handmade rugs? “Absolutely not!” says I+I co-founder Paolo Giordano. “Our philosophy is to use crafts to create connections with people in other countries and, I hope, to help bridge the span between East and West artistically and socially.” Paolo says part of that means the unwavering respect for and dignity of workers. GoodWeave® helps him fulfill that part of his mission.
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notNeutral

According to Julie Smith-Clementi, CEO of Los Angeles design company notNeutral, creating rugs was a natural addition to their home décor and kids' divisions. Since most modern design rugs focus on an adult market, notNeutral took on the joyful challenge of creating "hip, affordable kids’ rugs that are neither cutesy nor character-driven," says Julie. Concern for the well-being of kids is a given. "We wouldn’t have even started making rugs without GoodWeave®."
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Kim Parker

When internationally acclaimed artist, textile designer and author Kim Parker decided to turn her exuberant paintings into magic carpets, all signs pointed to GoodWeave®.
 
“We noticed the GoodWeave logo on the websites of many companies that we really respect. We wanted to have that affiliation so that our clients could be comforted about the origins of our rugs as well,” said Kim, founder and creative director of Kim Parker Home®. “Integrity is extremely important to our brand. And that’s what GoodWeave stands for.”
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Serâser

"It seems like I always knew I wanted a life in art," says Pauline Curtiss of Boston-based Serâser. She remembers playing on carpets as a child and being more interested in the designs on the rug than the game at hand. Pauline traces her concern with helping others to growing up in a family dedicated to volunteer work. "Helping others was just a part of our lives," she says. "And that's what GoodWeave® does by making sure that people treat each other kindly."
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GoodWeave Licensed Brands

Alicia D. Keshishian/Carpets of Imagination
Amy Helfand Studio
AnnMaria Baldine Designs
Apeiron Design LLC
Ariana Rugs Inc.
Artizen Rug Couture Ltd.
Asha Carpets
Barbara Jacobs Color and Design
Bennett Bean Studio
Bev Hisey
BravinLee Programs
Bronzino Handmade Inc
byHenzel
Caccese Collection LLC
Cadrys
CALVIRUGS
Carini Lang
Christina Ruhaak Design
Classic Rug Collection Inc.
Company C
Custom Cool
Danielle David Grinnen Art and Design LLC
Diane Paparo Studio Ltd.
Doug & Gene Meyer Studio
è bella
ecoFiber Custom Rugs
Eeuwes Studio
elson & company
emma gardner design llc
Fusion Trading Company
Gary Cruz Studio
Guildcraft Carpets
I+I srl
Indo Designer Rugs
Inigo Elizalde Rugs
Interior Resources
Judy Ross Textiles
Julie Dasher Rugs
Khawachen/Innerasia
Kim Parker Home
Kooches
Kristiina Lassus
Kumari Rugs
Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting
Lapchi
Layne Goldsmith Studio
Lindstrom Rugs
liv interior
Liz Gamberg Studio
Liza Phillips Design
M & M Design International Inc.
Magdalena York Collection
malene b
Merida Meridian, Inc.
Messenger Rugs
Miller Davis Group
Modern Archive, LLC
Molana Inc.
Nepal Rugs & Carpets
New Moon
NIBA Rug Collections
NOA Living
Nordic Home Interiors
notNeutral
Nying Zemo
Organic Weave
Paramount Rugs
Pedro Lima Interiors
Proper Rugs
Robin Gray Design
Rosemary Hallgarten
Rug Art
RUG STAR
Rug Studio
RUGGUY GALLERIEZ, INC.
Sara Schneidman Gallery
Satia Art + Floor
Serâser
Somace Design
Square Foot by Lina Miranda
Stephanie Odegard Collection
Stile BK
Tania Johnson Design
The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy's
The Rug Company
Tibetan Karma Carpets
Timberlake Textiles
Warp & Weft
Zoë Luyendijk Studio

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