Ethical rugs

The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature and are committed to creating ethical rugs and working towards a better future for the industry and carpet weaving families across the globe.

We are a full member of Goodweave and work with them to fully eradicate child labour in the carpet industry and create handmade ethical rugs.

 
 
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Being a partner of GoodWeave ensures our rugs are ethical and made by adult artisans, not children. GoodWeave is ending child labor and offering educational opportunities to children in carpet weaving communities around the world.

GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for certified child-labor-free rugs, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child laborers, and providing critical services for weaving families.

The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that a rug is ethical and was produced free of child labor, and it also means that a percentage of the cost of the rug supports GoodWeave social programs in India, Nepal or Afghanistan.

Certified rugs are produced by licensed exporters, who have agreed to produce rugs without child labor, and allow unannounced inspections by GoodWeave.

Since GoodWeave’s founding, more than 20,000 children have benefited from the organization’s education and rehabilitation programs, including 3,800 directly rescued from the looms. GoodWeave works with 140+ global licensees, importing certified rugs into 16 consumer countries. 

Each rug you buy from us is ethical and free from child labour.

 
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Film: The price of free

Kailash Satyarthi is the founder of Goodweave and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and through his tireless work thousands of children have been rescued from slavery.

The Price of Free is a thrilling look at Kailash Satyarthi's inspiring efforts to free every child from slavery. The film won the 2018 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Watch below...