Responsible Trading

Our commitment to making beautiful rugs
in a responsible and sustainable way.

Why make rugs in Nepal?

Our craftspeople are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to support the
craftsmanship of Nepal and are pleased to champion a beautiful heritage which is in
danger of extinction. Nepal’s long and proud tradition of Tibetan weaving enables us
to create rugs of unparalleled quality and beauty. We are 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.
The welfare of our weavers is of paramount importance to us. An experienced
consultant assists us to ensure that we are continually meeting and exceeding local
and international industry standards relating to all environmental and ethical aspects
of the rug-making process. In addition, we take further responsibility for the health
and wellbeing of those whose hard work creates our rugs by providing mobile health
clinics that visit our production centres on a regular basis.

GoodWeave

We are pleased to be a key licensee of GoodWeave, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring no child or forced 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 labelled rugs goes to support grassroots social programmes in India and Nepal. In order to be certified by GoodWeave, our weavers sign a legally binding contract to produce rugs without child labour, and to allow unannounced inspections of their workshops by GoodWeave agents.
For further information on GoodWeave please visit
www.goodweave.org

CRAFTMANSHIP

Our rugs are entirely handmade.This short video takes you to the Himalayaswhere the journey of a rug begins.

When buying a rug from The Rug Company, we recommend
that you try the rug at home before making a decision.

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