For a long time many of the rugs sold around the world were made with forced child labor; small children weaving until their hands became arthritic. Watch this short video from Good Weave to hear the rest of the story and how they are making a difference. Below is where you can find fairly made and fair trade rugs which were made without exploiting any children.
(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice. If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)
The Village Country Store
Fair trade and fairly made gifts and crafts from around the globe. They offer a large selection of country style rugs in all different shapes and styles, including stair tread rugs. (Use the code: ShopVictorianHeartDecorWithLeeAnne to save 15% on Victorian Heart Decor rugs.)
"Goods sourced ethically, traded fairly, and selected artfully.” They sell a large selection of floor rugs.
Prices: $150 - $800
"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer a variety of fair trade, hand loomed throw rugs, available in multiple colors and sizes.
Prices: $78 - $176
"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell gorgeous, high quality, fair trade rugs.