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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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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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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Company C Inc

Christine and Walter Chapin launched Company C Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, on a hunch that consumers would respond well to less traditional options in Oriental rug designs. That insight paid off, and as the company took hold, the Chapins signed up with the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure that its mills hired only skilled adult weavers.
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Nying Zemo

Nying Zemo, which means “beautiful” in the Tibetan language, was the ideal choice as a name for their company; so thought Shalini Acharya-Holman and Simmy Pappachen. It so perfectly expressed their vision, that beautiful works of art can be translated into rugs, which is precisely the concept for their company. They established Nying Zemo in 2006 with the mission of creating art for the floor. Nying Zemo marries the time-honored tradition and exceptional quality of hand-knotted Tibetan-rugs with an art-focused, contemporary aesthetic.
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Liza Phillips Design

When artist and designer Liza Phillips launched her company in 2004, she knew its philosophy would be based on good design and good labor practices. Having several workshops in Kathmandu, Liza understood the industry's potential for exploitation. Determined to do everything possible to better the lives of weavers and their children as they face the future, she joined the GoodWeave® certification program.
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Organic Weave

Linda Alexanian, co-founder of Organic Weave, is by no means a newcomer to the rug industry; in fact, she is the third generation of her family in the business. “Rugs are in our blood. I can’t do anything but rugs,” she says, laughing. A concern for social justice also runs deep in the family. “The work GoodWeave® does is absolutely an extension of our beliefs,” says Linda.
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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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Alicia D. Keshishian/Carpets of Imagination

Alicia Keshishian, who comes from a long line of accomplished artists, believes the love of color and texture is in her DNA. When Alicia decided to expand her textile art business to include rugs, she joined the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure she partnered with weaving facilities that are child-labor-free.
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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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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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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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