2010 GoodWeave Rug Sourcebook
Designers looking to source ethically produced, handmade rugs need look no further than the 2010 GoodWeave Rug Sourcebook. The Sourcebook lists more than 70 North American rug companies whose products carry the GoodWeave label, independently certifying that their rugs are child-labor-free.
"Even though many of us don't realize it, we as designers have a choice to make every time we recommend a rug to a client: will we fight child labor or will we support it?” said Betty Wasserman, award-winning New York City-based interior designer and GoodWeave USA board member, quoted in the Sourcebook. “I've been a designer for nearly 15 years, and I'm still amazed at how easy, and yet so incredibly powerful, that choice is." Click here to read more testimonials from interior designers about why they support GoodWeave.
View a PDF of the 2010 GoodWeave Rug Sourcebook here.
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GoodWeave is one of only 14 full-members of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for sustainability standards whose Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing and implementing credible standards.