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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Ariana Rugs Inc.

Ariana Rugs owners Ahmad, Alex and Nadia Ahmadi are siblings who learned every aspect of weaving as part of a family deeply engaged in and passionate about carpet weaving. Today their company is part of the revitalization of the handmade carpet industry in their homeland of Afghanistan and GoodWeave’s first licensee there. Ariana’s beautiful modern aesthetic, gorgeous colors, perfectionism in craft and commitment to ethical business have created a high demand for the brand around the world.
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Timberlake Textiles

Cindy Timberlake, founder of Timberlake Textiles, has been fascinated with rugs since she was a child growing up in New Mexico, near the the Mexican border. There she also saw impoverished children selling on the streets to survive. "I’ve always felt that we have to bring the forgotten back into our lives and support them," she says. "It's our responsibility." She gratefully shares that responsibility through her company’s partnership with GoodWeave®.
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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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Custom Cool

When Custom Cool's founder, Eliza Gatfield, decided to start producing rugs, it was more than a business decision. As an architect who has also studied fine arts and textiles, Eliza describes her move as a coming home. "It was a perfect synthesis of my skills as a fine artist and an architect," she explains. She knew she would never produce rugs using child labor, and when she heard about GoodWeave®, she says, "My hair stood on end." It was the perfect fit with her values.
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Amy Helfand Studio

When artist Amy Helfand expanded her design portfolio to include rugs, joining the GoodWeave® program was a natural first step. While established in the art world for more than 15 years, Amy had never contracted production overseas and she wanted assurance that the production practices were ethical.
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ecoFiber Custom Rugs

For Phyllis Ripple, founder of Boulder, Colorado’s six-year-old ecoFiber Custom Rugs, child labor isn’t just an idea.  It’s a very real and very destructive practice. With her husband and children, Phyllis has lived in Pakistan, Indonesia and Egypt and has traveled throughout the developing world where she has seen plenty of children working. Her first-hand experience with child labor inspired her to align ecoFiber Custom Rugs with GoodWeave®.
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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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Robin Gray Design

Santa Fe-based designer Robin Gray launched her rug business to help sustain the native techniques and traditions of gifted artisans, whose skills have often been passed down for generations. "My aim," she says, "is to preserve the cultural heritage and help sustain the livelihoods of my artisan partners." Robin's membership in GoodWeave® helps her achieve this by ensuring that the skilled adults weaving her rugs are not economically marginalized.
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Rug Art

"We had more guts than experience," laughs Sigal Sasson when she talks about the leap she and her husband took in opening Rug Art eight years ago. Their guts and talent have paid off. With two showrooms in California and others in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Florida, Rug Art designs some of the most sought-after rugs in the industry. Joining GoodWeave® was an easy choice, after they visited a GoodWeave school. "Once we saw those kids, we just looked at their faces and then at each other and said, 'Let's do it.'"
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Julie Dasher Rugs

For Julie Dasher, founder and lead designer of Julie Dasher Rugs, shifting careers four years ago from human resources consultant to rug designer wasn't that big of a leap. Julie's love of quilt patterns, her lifelong passion for textiles and an abiding respect for craftspeople brought her simultaneously to rug design and GoodWeave®.
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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
CALVIRUGS
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
liv interior
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
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
Warp & Weft
Zoë Luyendijk Studio

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