Child labour and unethical work practices today are still at astonishingly high numbers in areas such as India, Nepal and Afghanistan. Most exist at the lowest tier of the supply chain where it goes undetected by major rug retailers. This is why GoodWeave International's work is so important.
When you see a GoodWeave label on a rug, it means that the rug was produced in an environment where no child labour, no forced or bonded labour was allowed and where the workplace conditions were documented and verifiable. The GoodWeave team are rooted in the communities they work in and have immense experience and resources to spearhead change. They are not just looking for compliance and looking to shut down factories. They are on the ground resolving issues and causing change to improve transparency. Beyond that, they provide education to both children and adults.
For years, we've been on the path of searching for rugs that are safe for our family and yours. But we realize that area rugs are not the only things in our home that can have an impact on our health. Bed linens, mattresses, furniture...they are all items that can contain toxins that we unknowingly bring into our homes and expose our families to.
These concerns are what sparked us to start a Loved by Roo Collection - a collection of household items that we've come across and have grown to love and support in our own household. Here's to healthier, toxic-free living!