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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Diane Paparo

Long before “Buy Local” was the bumper sticker phrase of the new century, the founder of Diane Paparo Associates Ltd. (dpa) was supporting local suppliers.  For Diane, buying local and American wasn’t about nationalism. It was about supporting communities and “doing what benefits everyone,” she says. When she decided she wanted to create handmade rugs and take her production to Nepal, she explains, “I knew I could rely on GoodWeave® to confirm that my rugs would be made without child labor and in a way that benefited the weavers’ community.”

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Rebecca and Brian Robins

Kush Handmade Rugs, in Portland, Oregon, is the creation of Rebecca Leurie and Brian Robins, who offer an array of GoodWeave® certified rugs. Appreciating the opportunity to educate and promote fair labor practices, Rebecca says that "GoodWeave gives our gallery a voice when we purchase rugs. Much like our clients, we are voting with our dollars to encourage producers to uphold the GoodWeave standard."

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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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