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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Modern Archive, LLC

“I wanted to use my skills to help others,” Catherine Brown says. With her recent launch of Modern Archive and her collaboration with GoodWeave®, she is doing just that. “Right off the bat, I wanted my rugs certified so my customers and I could have peace of mind.”
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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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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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CALVIRUGS

When José Calvi of Monterrey, Mexico-based CALVIRUGS turned his attention from architecture and sculpture to rug design, he had absolutely no idea just how much fun the new business would be. There’s the travel not only around North America but to Italy, South Africa, China, India and Nepal.  There’s the design adventure as he re-imagines his sculptural work in hand woven wool, silk and hemp.  But most of all, he says, there’s the joy of integrating art with social issues. “That’s where GoodWeave® comes in,” says José.
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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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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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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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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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Landry and Arcari

Julie Arcari-Cook laughs as she explains the complexities and joys of working with her father and two brothers in the family’s New England-based rug business, Landry and Arcari. "The great thing is you get to be with your family every day, but of course we have our differences," the company CEO admits. "Sometimes our debates remind me of the dinner table of our childhood." One thing that was absolutely not a debate for the Arcari family was the decision to join 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
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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