Care & Fair
We only source rugs that have been ethically created and without child labour. As a member of the Care & Fair Foundation, we’re dedicated to providing free education and better health to the families of our artisans. Care & Fair cultivates empowerment programs for women in India’s carpet making regions, teaching them many of the vital skills required to build a better life.
Care & Fair is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in the dissolution of illegal child-labour in the handmade rug industry of India. Founded in 1994 by socially aware rug traders, it aims to create an improved social situation for the children of the weavers by providing free education in the villages where the families live to ensure children are educated on a full time bases and thus kept away from looms.
The Care & Fair mission statement is to achieve the following:
- Abolition of illegal child labour in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
- To create better living conditions for carpet knotting families.
- Socially acceptable production. Our members accept only goods produced at socially acceptable conditions.
- Take over social responsibility and give an example that serves everyone.
C & F today has approximately 320 members in 24 consumer countries and
2 countries of origin and supports 10 schools, 6 adult education centres and 3 day care clinics in India and Pakistan.