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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Bronzino Handmade Inc

Any tale that begins, “It happened in a café in Rome” is bound to be fabulous and that is just how the story of Bronzino Handmade Inc’s hand knotted wool and silk rugs begins. The idea of using their own designs in a new medium was exciting, but, Linda Corbett says, equally compelling was that making rugs was a way to share. “Doing this work”, she continues, “gives us and our clients the absolute privilege to affect weavers’ lives in a positive way through GoodWeave®. It’s an honor.”
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Nordic Home Interiors

Nordic Home Interiors imports its high-quality, handcrafted home furnishings and interiors directly from Norway—except for its hand-knotted custom rugs from Nepal. For these, co-founder Marit Andol Kringstad, who spent 15 years as the director of a youth center in Minneapolis, made a choice that fit with her deep commitment to children: she joined GoodWeave®.
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Lapchi

In 2001, while working and studying in Kathmandu, Salman Khan and Kerry Smith envisioned an approach to carpet-making based on the desire of customers for freedom of expression in designing their living and working environments. They named their venture Lapchi―Tibetan for "abode of creative energy"―and partnered with the GoodWeave® rug certification program to assure clients that their highly customized designs are accompanied by the best labor practices.
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Eeuwes Studio

Eeuwes Studio was formed in September 2009 by Canadian-born designer Liz Eeuwes. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, Liz was interested in bringing her rug designs to life. In Liz’s words, “We believe an integral part of our design process is our relationship with weavers from around the world. From the very beginning we have been GoodWeave certified.”
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Caccese Collection LLC

The rug industry seems a long way from the frantic world of finance in which Tyla Caccese was trained. However, Tyla, founder of Caccese Collection, has always had a passion for design, for the environment and for social causes. Collaborating with GoodWeave® supports her core values. “I don’t want to sell a product if I can’t stand behind it 100 percent,” she says. “Being a member of GoodWeave helps me do that.”
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Kristiina Lassus

When Kristiina Lassus created her line of hand knotted carpets, she immediately turned to GoodWeave®. She said, “I just felt I wanted the people doing the weaving to benefit, not just by having work but by providing shelter and education for their children.”
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BravinLee Programs

BravinLee Programs is a contemporary art gallery located in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and was founded in 1991.  It is run by John Post Lee and Karin Bravin.  Helping visual artists design hand-knotted, limited edition rugs made in Nepal seemed like a perfect addition to their wide-ranging slate of projects.  Joining GoodWeave®, an organization that mirrors their political ideology, followed almost immediately.
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Merida Meridian, Inc.

When Catherine Connolly, Merida’s CEO and co-owner with Hiram Samel, describes the company’s all-natural fiber rugs, she often uses the word “soulful.” Yes, they are beautiful, she says, and yes, sustainable, but she insists, “It is the human piece that is so important, the artisan and the craftsmanship. Our aspiration,” she continues, “is to create jobs that help people raise their families.” And to that end, Merida is not only helping rebuild the weaving industry in the old Massachusetts mill city of Fall River, but she has teamed up with GoodWeave to support weavers in Nepal.
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Kumari Rugs

By teaching North American business techniques in his homeland of Nepal, and bringing trade delegations from Nepal to his adopted home in the American South, Raja Bhattacharya, founder of Kumari Rugs, has stimulated a commercial exchange between two unlikely trading partners. “I’ve always looked for ways to help Nepal, and with the collaboration of GoodWeave®, that is exactly what I’m now able to do,” says Raja.

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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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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.
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Custom Cool
Danielle David Grinnen Art and Design LLC
Diane Paparo Studio Ltd.
Doug & Gene Meyer Studio
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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
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
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
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The Rug Company
Tibetan Karma Carpets
Timberlake Textiles
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Zoë Luyendijk Studio

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