More Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave Label

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Five more rug companies have joined GoodWeave, the international nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the rug industry. They are: Calvirugs, which creates sculptural rugs using handwoven wool, silk and hemp; Christina Ruhaak Design, which uses silk and hand-spun Tibetan wools to make rugs with saturated bright colors and texture; Indo Designer Rugs Trading Inc., which sells handknotted wool and silk rugs; InnerAsia, which works to revitalize Tibet's rug weaving heritage and promote Tibetan arts and crafts; and Shivhon, which integrates social responsibility into the production of custom, handmade wool and silk knotted rugs with nature-inspired designs.

With the addition of these companies, GoodWeave USA now licenses its GoodWeave label to more than 80 North American importers. GoodWeave conducts frequent, unannounced inspections of the looms of these licensed companies to ensure they employ adults only. In addition, each company also pays licensing fees that help support the rescue, rehabilitation and education of former child weavers and other at-risk children in weaving communities, among many other social initiatives, GoodWeave said.

"As GoodWeave participants, these companies help bring positive social change to the communities where their rugs are made and demonstrate a commitment to the quality and integrity that only a skilled adult weaver can bring to the craft of rug making," said Nina Smith, executive director of GoodWeave USA. "Each company that joins GoodWeave and the consumers who purchase their child-labor-free rugs help bring us closer to ending child labor."

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    May 2017


    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money