GoodWeave Certified Rugs at Namaste
has been selling fairly traded rugs from India for many years. We are
proud of the progress our suppliers have made with our support.
have taken the extra step of GoodWeave certification for all our Indian
rug suppliers to provide the added reassurance of a totally independent
monitoring body. GoodWeave is an award-winning pioneering charity and
we are pleased to work with them.
GoodWeave aims to stop child labour in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors.
GoodWeave label is the best assurance that no child labour was used in
the making of your rug. In order to earn the GoodWeave label, rug
exporters and importers must be licensed under the GoodWeave
certification program and sign a legal binding contract to adhere to
GoodWeave’s no-child-labour standard; allow unannounced random
inspections by local inspectors and pay a licensing fee that helps
support GoodWeave’s monitoring, inspections and education programs.
certified rug features a numbered label on the reverse that can be
traced back to the producer, linking you directly to the lives at the
other end of the supply chain.
Buying a GoodWeave certified rug
from Namaste supports educational opportunities for children in India
who might otherwise be required to work. Hand crafted by adult artisans,
these rugs make a beautiful statement at home and make the world a
Goodweave – The Next Chapter
It’s a natural
progression for Namaste to expand on the labelling standard provided by
GoodWeave. By partnering with GoodWeave on rug certification, we’ve
enjoyed the peace of mind provided by the scheme’s supply chain
transparency and product traceability.
As an important part of our company ethos, it’s essential we have confidence in the provenance of our goods, for us, our client base and of course the workers in the source country. Knowing that inspections and monitoring are in the hands of a recognised, trusted and independent body, gives authenticity on the highest scale. We’re pleased to add more products to this level of validation through the new Home Furnishings Certification Scheme.
Child Rescue Nepal
Namaste UK is Proud to Support Child Rescue Nepal. The Charity is Dedicated to Ending Child Trafficking in Nepal by:
- Rescuing children from slavery
- Providing school meals and education to improve future prospects
- Funding food, clothing, medical care, counselling and safe houses with the aim of re-uniting children with their families
Namaste is committed to this cause. We fund raise and regularly sponsor projects such as school midday meals. We give a % of all purchases we make from Nepal to Child Rescue Nepal. By ordering Nepalese goods from us you’re contributing to a very worthy cause! Thank you
See childrescuenepal.org for more details of their invaluable work and ways to offer support.
How to get Involved
Collection boxes and information leaflets are available from Namaste. If you would like to receive one, please give our Sales Team a call or email email@example.com
If you would like to make a donation please visit our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/namaste-uk-midday-meals
Child Rescue Nepal a UK Registered Charity (Reg No. 1078187) St Clement's, 1 St Clement's Court, London EC4N 7HB