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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Cadrys

When Mark Cadry of Cadrys, an Australian legacy rug company, calls himself a rug specialist, it is without a bit of exaggeration. Mark is a fourth generation rug merchant whose family legacy traces back to 19th-century Persia. “My oldest childhood memories are of rugs. My psyche is infused with the feel, look, history of rugs,” he says. For Mark, rugs are about family—his family and those of the weavers. That is most certainly why the partnership with GoodWeave® is so important to him. “My grandfather said when you leave the world, you leave nothing but your good name. That comes down to how you treated people while you were alive,” says Mark.
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Zoë Luyendijk Studio
As a carpet designer, Zoë Luyendijk follows her heart. Inspired by the beauty of nature, the timelessness of myth and the works of other artists, Zoë generates unique designs. As a businesswoman, she again follows her heart. No child labor is used to make her carpets. Hand-knotted in Nepal from silk, wool and hemp, all her carpets are GoodWeave® certified, and hence made with fair labor practices.
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Tibetan Karma Carpets

Alex Burgnon is not Tibetan, not Nepalese, not from a family of rug merchants and—until co-founding Tibetan Karma Carpets with buddy Mike Rhodes—not a rug designer.  He was, and still is, a flight attendant with a huge heart. Tibetan Karma Carpets was born out of compassion, and their decision to join GoodWeave® was a “way to be part of a compassionate community.”
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Somace Design

Based in Honolulu, Somace Design creates rugs with a sense of Hawaiian family spirit—'ohana—and a modern Pacific feel. A family venture between designer Kaypee Soh and managing director Edward Macey, Somace Design has grown from a small local rug boutique to a nationally recognized business whose lush, colorful rugs are in demand from coast to coast. By partnering with GoodWeave®, So'mace further embraces the spirit of 'ohana by ensuring that its rugs are free of child labor and woven only by skilled adult artisans.
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Square Foot by Lina Miranda

New York-born designer Lina Miranda has a mission: share the complex beauty of custom, handmade rugs with her adopted country, Brazil. And for Lina, that means not just knowing about the rugs but also the people who made them.  

Being a GoodWeave® member helps her achieve just that. “I know exactly where my rugs come from and who makes them. They’re not made in some village or house I don’t have access to or where kids are working,” she says. 
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Modern Archive, LLC

“I wanted to use my skills to help others,” Catherine Brown says. With her recent launch of Modern Archive and her collaboration with GoodWeave®, she is doing just that. “Right off the bat, I wanted my rugs certified so my customers and I could have peace of mind.”
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Indo Designer Rugs

Visitors to Calgary-based Indo Designer Rugs are in for a surprise, and not just for a wealth of beautiful hand knotted, wool and silk rugs. Indo Designer’s Rana Mehrotra has put the “show” back in showroom. “I give visitors a 15- to 20-minute museum tour of our rugs to discover just what kind of taste they have and to get to know them,” says Rana, who with his wife, Anchal, co-owns the business now managed by his son, Nishant. “We buy rugs from individuals with whom we’ve had long relationships for individuals with whom we expect to have long relationships.” Membership in GoodWeave® is an important part of sustaining personal and caring relationships.
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Artizen Rug Couture Ltd.

A long and complicated journey took Artizen Rug Couture’s president, Tenzin Woeser, from a Tibetan refugee settlement in Dharamsala, India to a hip rug design studio in Toronto, Canada. The one constant to which Woeser held fast was his belief that aspiration is best guided by kindness. “As refugees, my family and I were always dependent on other people’s generosity. Returning that kindness is our obligation.” He wanted to make sure no weavers were exploited so, as he explained, “From the moment our first rug came off the loom, we made certain we had GoodWeave® certification!”
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Bev Hisey Textile Designs and Creations

After a 25-year career in fashion and textile design, Bev Hisey decided to produce handmade rugs in India—but the shift from producing in Canada to India presented an ethical challenge. She had heard horror stories about poor working conditions abroad, most notably child labor. Learning about the GoodWeave® inspections and monitoring program gave her the confidence to launch a new line of rugs.
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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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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
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
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ecoFiber Custom Rugs
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
Liz Gamberg Studio
Liza Phillips Design
M & M Design International Inc.
Magdalena York Collection
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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
Ramri Rugs
Robin Gray Design
Rosemary Hallgarten
Rug Art
RUG STAR
Rug Studio
RUGGUY GALLERIEZ, INC.
Satia Art + Floor
Serâser
SHIVHON
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
tm interior
Warp & Weft
Zoë Luyendijk Studio

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