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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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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Messenger Rugs

In the age-old tradition of storytelling, Messenger Rugs seeks to instill hope and healing through rugs designed with visually inspired tales from cultures around the world. The GoodWeave® label on the underside of every Messenger Rug tells another story―that the weavers who made it were treated fairly.
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Square Foot by Lina Miranda

New York-born designer Lina Miranda has a mission: share the complex beauty of custom, handmade rugs with her adopted country, Brazil. And for Lina, that means not just knowing about the rugs but also the people who made them.  

Being a GoodWeave® member helps her achieve just that. “I know exactly where my rugs come from and who makes them. They’re not made in some village or house I don’t have access to or where kids are working,” she says. 
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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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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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Nordic Home Interiors

Nordic Home Interiors imports its high-quality, handcrafted home furnishings and interiors directly from Norway—except for its hand-knotted custom rugs from Nepal. For these, co-founder Marit Andol Kringstad, who spent 15 years as the director of a youth center in Minneapolis, made a choice that fit with her deep commitment to children: she joined GoodWeave®.
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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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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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Guildcraft Carpets

Guildcraft Carpets believes that each rug design lends itself to a particular interpretation of wool and weave. Using the finest natural materials such as mohair, silk, hemp and New Zealand and exotic wools, and the best vegetable and metal-complex dyes, Guildcraft Carpets creates beautiful and enduring works that are certified as child-labor-free by GoodWeave®.
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Serâser

"It seems like I always knew I wanted a life in art," says Pauline Curtiss of Boston-based Serâser. She remembers playing on carpets as a child and being more interested in the designs on the rug than the game at hand. Pauline traces her concern with helping others to growing up in a family dedicated to volunteer work. "Helping others was just a part of our lives," she says. "And that's what GoodWeave® does by making sure that people treat each other kindly."
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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
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
Warp & Weft
Zoë Luyendijk Studio

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