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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Proper Rugs

What Proper Rugs Creative Director and co-founder Laila Ahmadi  appreciates most about designing hand knotted, wool and silk Tibetan rugs is that “the medium offers so much creative freedom artistically and that the finished product lasts so long.” She is moved by the idea that hand knotted rugs can be passed down in families. “Each rug represents a particular time period, yet each rug is timeless.” Her sensitivity to tradition and her respect for family are a big part of the reason that she partnered with GoodWeave®.  “I design the rugs but I’m not the one weaving them. Other people make it a reality!”
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Asha Carpets

"It is as basic as this," explains Miron Chlebosz, one half of New York-based Asha Carpets, speaking of the use of child labor in the rug industry. "We are socially conscious people, and our clientele simply wouldn't accept it. When our customers find out we are part of a program like GoodWeave®, we hear a palpable sigh of relief."
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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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Bennett Bean Studio

When internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Bennett Bean decided to expand into the medium of rug design, he wasn't content simply to avoid child labor—he wanted to do something about it. Partnering with GoodWeave® has enabled him to help rescued children gain an education, while ensuring that his artistic visions are realized with the skill that only adult artisans can supply.
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Judy Ross Textiles

Textile artist Judy Ross discovered the ancient art of chain stitch embroidery in Kashmir in 1989 and was inspired to transfer her drawing ideas to fabric and yarn. Since then, Judy has developed a special relationship with the artisans that craft her company’s handmade rugs. Experience in South Asia also led to Judy's partnership with GoodWeave, through which she can contribute to the education of children in artisan communities who often cannot afford school.
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Pedro Lima Interiors

Pedro Lima, founder of Pedro Lima Interiors, is a thoughtful man. His two extensive collections of hand-knotted wool and silk rugs reflect something of his own values and sense of responsibility for others. In joining GoodWeave, he found a companion voice for his own ethics which demand, as he says, that the rug making “is done properly, carefully and ethically. How could I not support that?”
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Molana Inc.

When Vahid Shahidi, founder of Molana Inc., speaks about rugs, whether the custom carpets he creates with all natural fibers or the antique rugs he has spent a lifetime studying, he speaks with a rare kind of reverence. “I don’t want to benefit from others’ poor circumstances,” he says of his commitment to the weavers and their families. His alliance with GoodWeave® has buttressed his own values.
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SHIVHON

The way Hawaii- and L.A.-based interior designer Shirley Shivhon tells the story, she “just fell into the rug business” on a visit to Nepal. By a stroke of serendipity she met the patriarch of a family weaving business, visited the weavers at work, and was awestruck. “It’s crazy to watch what they do and see their talent,” Shirley says. From the start she knew that she herself would work only with a factory like the one she found, a factory that had good labor practices. But joining GoodWeave® does more than help her company, Shirley says; GoodWeave helps make a big difference across the entire industry.
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Miller Davis Group

For Wendell Davis and Dick Miller of the Miller Davis Group, parent company of Davis & Davis, starting a line of hand-knotted Tibetan carpets from Nepal meant paying special attention to the workers. "I'll never forget the time we visited a factory in Kathmandu, looking for a place to make the rugs," Wendell says. "The owner showed us a school supported by the GoodWeave® program. We just looked at each other and said, 'This is what we’re looking for!'"
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Danielle David Grinnen Art and Design LLC

Watchful eyes, discerning sketches, intuitive color selection, excellent materials and expert hand knotting are some of the elements that come together to create the luxurious, limited-edition and custom rugs of Danielle David Grinnen Art and Design LLC. Artist and designer Danielle David Grinnen takes care that all carpets are designed and made with integrity, which is why she joined the GoodWeave® certification program.
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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
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
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.
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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