A million knots make up a finely crafted rug—but only GoodWeave’s child-labor-free label makes a rug truly one in a million. There is no substitute for the quality and craftsmanship a skilled adult weaver uses to create the million or more knots in a hand crafted 8' x 10' rug. GoodWeave certified rugs are available in a wide range of prices, sizes, styles and designs, from more than 125 leading rug companies and designers, and in over 1,000 online and retail outlets and showrooms around the world.

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Beatrice Girelli

Beatrice Girelli of Indi-B brings to her rug venture the same passion for perfection that made her an award-winning hotel designer. Indi-B rugs are made entirely of New Zealand wool and are touted as totally green. They are also 100 percent ethically produced, which for Beatrice means child-labor-free. "We absolutely don't want to be in the business of selling beautiful rugs made in ugly conditions," Beatrice says. "That's why we aligned ourselves with GoodWeave®, a program with our values."

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Christiane Millinger

When the one-woman powerhouse behind Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and Textiles speaks about rugs, it is as if she is speaking of a treasured friend. "Touching them, seeing them eight or 10 hours a day—I learned their history, where they came from and who made them." It is that sensibility and her concern that the weavers should live comfortable lives, that propelled her to join GoodWeave when she relaunched her company.

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Rug Buying Tips

Modern or traditional? Hand-knotted or flat-weave? Natural or synthetic dyes? Purchasing a handmade rug can seem daunting at first. But with a little expert guidance, you'll be able to find the perfect rug for your style, budget and values.
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