Perhaps being the world's first company to offer a collection of GOTS certified organic area rugs & wall to wall carpeting would be reason enough to begin down this road.
Would you want your children to crawl on a rug laced with chemicals?
But that's only part of our story. The other part involves partnering with women in rural India to weave our collection of rugs.
The idea for Organic Weave was born during my first trip to India in 1989. After witnessing widespread child labor in the rug industry, I promised myself that one day I would get involved and work with women in rural India. I understand that children are ONLY compelled to work out of economic necessity, and that no Mother would have her child work if she had an economic alternative.
Organic Weave provides dignified work and sustainable income to adult women weavers. Earning a living wage, our weavers are proud to participate in the economic welfare of their families.
Every rug we make is GOTS certified organic as well as GoodWeave certified, guaranteeing that no illegal child labor is involved in our process.
From cradle (raw materials) to grave (disposal), we are proud to offer you the most natural rugs on the planet - impeccably handcrafted, the way rugs have been made for centuries.....
Organic Weave is the world’s first rug manufacturer to be certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is the world’s leading standard for organic textile certification. GOTS criteria includes ecological and social accountability standards and is backed up by independent certification of the entire supply chain. This includes independent testing and certification of raw, semi-finished, and unfinished textile products at all levels of processing to ensure that the end product is suitable for certification as “100% organic” or “made with 90% organic materials”.
Every Purchase has a Purpose
- Your purchase helps to provide dignified work to our women weavers who work in a cooperative environment in rural India, near the Holy River Ganges.
- In addition, Organic Weave has pledged 1% of profit to Sudara Freedom Fund in India. Your purchase will also provide safe housing for women escaping trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Founder of Sudara, Shannon Keith, works with women who are at a high risk of being forced into the sex trade by their families or picked up off the streets by local pimps, by providing employment and housing.