Handwoven Rugs- Social Purchasing
“Green” behavior often means making responsible selections based on the impact to the environment. Equally as critical is the social impact on how a given product came to market.
GoodWeave is a company that offers a Child-Labor-Free-Certification on handwoven rugs, which allows you to know at an instant that the product is a ‘socially’ good choice.
Beyond being socially responsible, the rugs are gorgeous! The rugs are either custom designed to your specs, or you can choose from a vast selection of designs that were created by a variety of designers.
GoodWeave has an excellent website; they cover the eye-opening statistics of child labor issues, and how to participate or make donations toward improving the lives of these otherwise labor bound little kids. Goodweave also has an excellent tutorial on purchasing handwoven rugs and what to look for and what to avoid. They make the claim that an adult-woven rug will be better quality than one that was made by a 5 year old. That seems pretty reasonable.
I’d encourage you to take a look at their website, just for the interest of it, but especially if you are interested in handwoven rugs. Be sure to go to the ‘buy online‘ section to see the truly amazing creations. The detail is quite unbelievable!
Posted on December 07, 2009