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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Indo Designer Rugs

Visitors to Calgary-based Indo Designer Rugs are in for a surprise, and not just for a wealth of beautiful hand knotted, wool and silk rugs. Indo Designer’s Rana Mehrotra has put the “show” back in showroom. “I give visitors a 15- to 20-minute museum tour of our rugs to discover just what kind of taste they have and to get to know them,” says Rana, who with his wife, Anchal, co-owns the business now managed by his son, Nishant. “We buy rugs from individuals with whom we’ve had long relationships for individuals with whom we expect to have long relationships.” Membership in GoodWeave® is an important part of sustaining personal and caring relationships.
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Rug Couture

Rug Couture was founded in 2008 with the aim of revolutionizing the bespoke rug and carpet commissioning and manufacturing process and is an enthusiastic supporter of the GoodWeave® certification program. The company offers its clients the custom rugs and floor coverings backed by personalized project management, expert quality control and global logistics.
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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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Kim Parker

When internationally acclaimed artist, textile designer and author Kim Parker decided to turn her exuberant paintings into magic carpets, all signs pointed to GoodWeave®.
 
“We noticed the GoodWeave logo on the websites of many companies that we really respect. We wanted to have that affiliation so that our clients could be comforted about the origins of our rugs as well,” said Kim, founder and creative director of Kim Parker®. “Integrity is extremely important to our brand. And that’s what GoodWeave stands for.”
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Apeiron Design LLC

For owner-designer Charles Livingston, the establishment of Apeiron Design LLC is just the latest step in his artistic evolution. "My artwork, the painting, print and drawing," he explains, "just seemed to enforce that I needed to go in the direction of rug design." Today, with a line of hand-tufted contemporary rugs that are extensions of his artwork and a portfolio of custom work, Charles is pleased with his choice, including his decision to join GoodWeave®.
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emma gardner design llc

emma gardner design llc produces fine contemporary interior products including handmade rugs, luxurious alpaca/wool throws and superior quality pillows for use in home, office and hospitality spaces. Founder and award-winning designer Emma Gardner is strongly committed to good labor practices and is a proud member of GoodWeave®.

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Sara Schneidman Inc.

As the child of a U.S. Foreign Service officer living in Southeast Asia and Italy, Sara Schneidman had no picket-fence childhood. She attributes much of her artistic vision to spending her early years abroad. Childhood years in Jakarta and Manila heightened Sara's sense of social justice, and membership in the GoodWeave® certification program now helps her make her ethical values into reality.
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NIBA Rug Collections

"I love helping to keep the tradition of rug making alive, keeping people employed and doing something good in another part of the world. It's the whole package!" declares Beth Arrowood, president and owner of Miami-based NIBA Rug Collections. And part of that package is her partnership with GoodWeave®. "There is just no way we would work with a factory that is not inspected by GoodWeave," she says emphatically.
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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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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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