Reach carpet weaving communities and vulnerable children
On Saturday, April 25, a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Entire sections of Kathmandu, where GoodWeave operates, have collapsed, leaving thousands dead and injured and many more without shelter, food, water, and electricity. GoodWeave has established an earthquake recovery fund to help those in our facilities and communities to recover from this disaster.
Globally, there are around 140 GoodWeave licensees, which import GoodWeave certified and labelled rugs. In the UK, there are now 17 licensees with the recent addition of Sage Green Designs, Rug Couture and The Moorland Rug Company. Sage Green Designs markets a unique range of tapestry wall hangings, which are hand-loomed in India and as such is the first woven wall hanging UK company to become GoodWeave certified. Rug Couture is an online retailer of bespoke rugs, offering customised and exclusive designs on six weeks delivery. The Moorland Rug Company has teamed up with The Royal Horticultural Society and created an exclusive collection of hand-knotted floral rugs.
Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave is hopeful that more UK rug companies will sign up to the GoodWeave label: "I am heartened by three more companies in the UK taking a stand against child labour and doing their best to ensure their rugs and wall-hangings are child-labour-free. The more ethically made products demanded via the GoodWeave scheme, the more pressure will come to bear on producers to abandon child labour for good".