Ethical production is hugely important to Deirdre and all our hand knotted rugs are GoodWeave certified.
GoodWeave certification is your guarantee that no child labour has been used at any stage of your rug’s manufacture.
By buying a GoodWeave labelled rug, you are supporting the work GoodWeave does to ensure children discovered manufacturing rugs are returned to their families, given an education and taken out of child labour permanently.
Though GoodWeave’s ultimate goal is to end child labour in South Asia, it also actively supports weavers, improving training and working conditions and provides essential day care and schooling for their children, who would otherwise be left hanging around workshops whilst their parents work.
GoodWeave labelled rugs may cost a little more but the work they do is essential in increasing welfare standards for weaving families and expediting the end of child exploitation in the rug industry.
On 10th October 2014 GoodWeave founder, Kailash Satyarthi, deservedly won the Nobel Peace Prize. You can read more about Kailash and what inspired him in his mission to end child labour.
GoodWeave recently highlighted the plight on one child, Sanju, in this award winning short film Stand With Sanju:
You can donate to GoodWeave here.