Social Responsibility Defined: Kaleen

Joe Barkley from Kaleen sent us and a lot of other media outlets a press release announcing their certification to SA8000®. “I believe this to be the single most important honor a manufacturer should strive to receive and we are extremely proud of the recognition of over forty years of achievement for our manufacture team and the dedication and commitment of the Rathi Family”, said Joe Barkley, Executive Vice President of Kaleen, “Kaleen’s social commitment has been a primary focus since Mr. Rathi started the company in 1964.”

Social Responsibility: Fighting Child Labour in India’s Carpet Industry

Social Responsibility: Our friends at Social Accountability International (SA8000) sent us this link to an International Labor Organization (ILO-NGO) video called "Fighting Child Labour in India's Carpet Industry" (April 2012).

Afghan Rugs – from Label STEP via Rob Leahy, Fine Rugs Of Charleston

Excellent video on rug making, produced and filmed in Afghanistan by Label-Step a fair trade (NGO) organization. Look at the dresses of the women. Early in the video is a good close-up of women tying a symmetrical knot typical of Afghan weaving.

New from Coyuchi Sustainable textiles collection

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Jaipur takes rugs to a grassroots level with the Jaipur Rugs Foundation

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Women, Afghanistan, the Future by Roz Rustigian

“I believe that to educate a man is to educate only one person, but to educate a woman is to educate a family. Women make up more than half of Afghan society and are the ones who shape the minds and lives of future generations.”

Fab Habitat NEW World Collection Sustainable Designs

The Rheinsberg Design from the World Collection portrays in perfection the exquisite patterns of the rugs. These rugs are made with a straw-like plastic...

Anji Mountain NEW Paper Shag and Jute Collections

  The Paper Shag Collection comes in 3 colors: Kakao, Crème, and Confetti. Its unbelievably soft fabric is able to maintain a refined, contemporary disposition....

Jaipur Rugs – 40,000 workers, 32,000 women

Contrary to everything we know about rug making in India, Jaipur Rugs is a woman run, woman employing business. In our mission statement (relating...

Jaipur Rugs – Connecting Rural India To Global Markets

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