Responsible Trading

Why make rugs in Nepal?

We are proud to support the local craftsmanship of Nepal and are pleased to champion a beautiful heritage, which is in danger of extinction. Nepal’s long and proud tradition of weaving enables us to create rugs of unparalleled quality and beauty. The Rug Company is the biggest importer of rugs from Nepal, making a vital contribution to the Nepalese economy and providing sustainable employment to a large number of people.

We are constantly striving to improve the rug industry both ethically and environmentally. The welfare of the weavers is of paramount importance to us, and we are committed to ensuring the working environment, housing, education and health needs of our employees are met. An experienced consultant continually assists us to ensure that we are working towards local and international standards.

GoodWeave

The Rug Company is pleased to be a licensee of GoodWeave, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring no child labour is used in any of its registered productions. The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that no child labour was employed in the making of that rug, and a percentage of the cost of labeled rugs goes to support GoodWeave schools in India and Nepal. To be certified by GoodWeave, weavers sign a legally binding contract to produce rugs without child labor, and to allow unannounced inspections of their workshops by GoodWeave agents.

For further information on GoodWeave please visit www.goodweave.org