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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M & M Design International

Tired of seeing so much of the same product in the market, brothers Joel and Mark Karimzadeh, third-generation rug manufacturers, started M & M Design International. From its London and New York locations, M & M offers traditional Oriental rugs, custom-made designer rug collections and custom-produced area rugs. In addition to custom designs, the company's membership in the GoodWeave® certification program helps to set it apart.
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Warp & Weft

Michael Mandapati, the owner of Warp & Weft, could never imagine that a summer job in a New Delhi rug gallery while attending college would reveal the passion of his life. His love for rugs has only grown over the past 20 years as his interest, nourished by desire to find a perfect rug for any space, has spread from antique and decorative rugs to modern designs.
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RUGGUY GALLERIEZ, INC.

“Unlike many of my colleagues in the industry, I don’t come from a rug family tradition,” says Mark Readel, founder of RUGGUY GALLERIEZ. “We didn’t sell them, own them, or know anything about them. I fell into the rug business and fell in love with rugs.” From his first job cleaning carpets at age 17 to his role today as designer and manufacturer of high-end Tibetan rugs, Mark has been fascinated with the workmanship and the workers involved in the creation of handmade carpets. And from his first visit to a Kathmandu rug factory supported by GoodWeave®, Mark explains, “It just made sense to be part of this organization.”
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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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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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Diane Paparo Studio Ltd.

Long before “Buy Local” was the bumper sticker phrase of the new century, the founder of Diane Paparo Associates Ltd. (dpa) was supporting local suppliers.  For Diane, buying local and American wasn’t about nationalism. It was about supporting communities and “doing what benefits everyone,” she says. When she decided she wanted to create handmade rugs and take her production to Nepal, she explains, “I knew I could rely on GoodWeave® to confirm that my rugs would be made without child labor and in a way that benefited the weavers’ community.”
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Gary Cruz Studio

Growing up on the Texas Gulf Coast in a tiny fishing village that doubled as an art colony, Gary Cruz fell in love with the patterns and colors in nature. That love, along with a keen knowledge of proportion and scale honed by formal training as an architect, is reflected in the custom, hand-knotted rugs of Gary Cruz Studio.  In describing his affiliation with GoodWeave®, Gary speaks in architectural terms.  As an avid supporter of the organization, he says GoodWeave membership is an “essential building block” of his company.
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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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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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Joan Weissman Studio

To achieve the refined aesthetics, rich color and lush textures that her custom rugs are noted for, Joan Weissman relies on close relationships with her weavers. Participation in GoodWeave®’s certification program enhances those relationships, and her long-time membership reflects her commitment to fair labor practices.
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Diane Paparo Studio Ltd.
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Gary Cruz Studio
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Inigo Elizalde Rugs
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Judy Ross Textiles
Julie Dasher Rugs
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Kristiina Lassus
Kumari Rugs
Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting
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Layne Goldsmith Studio
Lindstrom Rugs
Liz Gamberg Studio
Liza Phillips Design
M & M Design International Inc.
Magdalena York Collection
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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
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Nying Zemo
Organic Weave
Paramount Rugs
Pedro Lima Interiors
Proper Rugs
Robin Gray Design
Rosemary Hallgarten
Rug Art
RUG STAR
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RUGGUY GALLERIEZ, INC.
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SHIVHON
Somace Design
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Stephanie Odegard Collection
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