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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Magdalena York Collection

Concerned about sourcing her flat-weave rugs from Asia, Magdalena York Collection's founder, Evelyn Reynolds, decided to join GoodWeave®. Evelyn now feels secure about sourcing her new line of flat-woven, hand-tufted wool and linen rugs from India. "I want people to make a living like I do―in a safe way," she says. "I couldn’t sleep at night if I sold a carpet that a child worked on."
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RUG STAR

When Jürgen Dahlmanns set up carpet production in Nepal, joining forces with GoodWeave was a natural for the owner of Berlin-based RUG STAR. “It is my conviction that we bear responsibility for our actions, both as producers and as consumers. Everything we do has global and social implications, and we have an obligation to make sure that we cause no damage to the world and its population.”
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Stephanie Odegard Collection

Stephanie Odegard Collection was the first U.S. company to join GoodWeave® and continues to set the standard for social responsibility. Founded by Stephanie Odegard, a recognized leader in contemporary design, the company attributes its success to the twin pillars of good business and good deeds.
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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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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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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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NIBA Rug Collections

"I love helping to keep the tradition of rug making alive, keeping people employed and doing something good in another part of the world. It's the whole package!" declares Beth Arrowood, president and owner of Miami-based NIBA Rug Collections. And part of that package is her partnership with GoodWeave®. "There is just no way we would work with a factory that is not inspected by GoodWeave," she says emphatically.
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Warp & Weft

Michael Mandapati, the owner of Warp & Weft, could never imagine that a summer job in a New Delhi rug gallery while attending college would reveal the passion of his life. His love for rugs has only grown over the past 20 years as his interest, nourished by desire to find a perfect rug for any space, has spread from antique and decorative rugs to modern designs.
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Rosemary Hallgarten

Textile artist Rosemary Hallgarten believes it is a great privilege to be able to align her personal values with her work. "With GoodWeave®," she explains, "I am not only sure that the work is done in decent conditions, but also that I am contributing to the education of the workers and their families."
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Satia Art + Floor

As a child growing up in Germany and spending after-school hours helping out in his father's rug business, Bijan Koukpari had a natural interest in design. That early involvement combined with an interest in architecture and development led to the founding of Satia Art + Floor in Vancouver. Founding a company that makes one-of-a-kind hand-knotted carpets from Nepal was a natural fit. Natural, too, was his decision to collaborate with GoodWeave®.
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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
Carini Lang
Christina Ruhaak Design
Classic Rug Collection Inc.
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Danielle David Grinnen Art and Design LLC
Diane Paparo Studio Ltd.
Doug & Gene Meyer Studio
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ecoFiber Custom Rugs
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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
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Warp & Weft
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