Photographed by Nitin Gera © GoodWeave
More than 152 million children are forced into labour. Together we can restore their childhoods.
ruthie L. designs is a proud and dedicated associate of GoodWeave. This ensures that our rugs are made by adult artisans and not by children. It is GoodWeave's aim to end child labour and offer educational opportunities to children in carpet weaving communities in and around the world. GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for certified child labour free rugs, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child labourers and providing critical and necessary services for weaving families.
By purchasing a ruthie L. designs rug you are making a contribution to improving the life of an underprivileged and deprived child.
To gain a better understanding of the work GoodWeave does, you can watch this short story told by Sanju who was sent to weave carpets when she was only eleven years old. She was rescued from the looms by GoodWeave and was the first member of her family who went on to receive an education.
Measurable benefits for children and entire communities
Look for the GoodWeave label at the back of our rugs.
For more information visit www.goodweave.org
WEAVING DREAMS NEPAL
Weaving Dreams in Nepal is a not for profit organisation supporting and investing in women, children and communities in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
Weaving Dreams aims to address the root causes of child labour not only by providing educational opportunities to at risk children but by also promoting other fundamental human rights in the work place thereby creating a positive impact on the weaver’s working conditions and the carpet industry as a whole.
ruthie L. designs is proud to have been able to provide the beautiful and talented women in our weaving community with menstrual cups. Educating and teaching the women both the personal and environmental benefits of the cups and how to use them is a work in progress and a true labour of love on the part of Tshering and her team at Weaving Dreams.
By purchasing a ruthie L. designs rug or scarf you are making a contribution to improving the life of the women and children in our own weaving community.