Team Woven are proud to say we support Care & Fair. C & F is an industry initiative of the European carpet trade and, therefore, the forum of an engaged and responsible part of the industry.
'Wherever the social situation has improved and children have had a school they could attend, child labour has disappeared.'
'Not all child labour is bad, because day-to-day child co-operation is for many families a necessity to survive.'
Against the background of such realisations the worldwide association
C & F - Carpet Trade Against Child Labour was founded in September 1994 by socially engaged carpet traders and since manages industry-related help for self-help with which illegal child labour is combated and with which the situation of the weavers and their families will be improved in the carpet producing areas of India and Pakistan.
Why we support Care & Fair:
- Abolition of illegal child labour in India 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.
The organisation has accomplished a great deal since 1994. Today,
ten schools, six adult education centres and three day care centres
provide carpet knotting families with educational opportunities and access
to basic medical care - all free of charge.
At Woven, we want all our customers to be assured that their handcraft product was not made using in illegal child labour. Dealer that belong to C & F can make convincing arguments in this regard since their suppliers must agree to a Catalogue of Demand. Their suppliers pledge to produce carpets without the use of illegal child labour.
The process from the well-being of the production of the rugs, providing the right style for our customer, to the delivery of the rug to your home is all equally important to us. We strongly believe in the satisfaction of everyone involved in this process and having their best interest at heart. We are excited to see and be a part of the rapid growth and success of Care & Fair and most importantly to help create better living conditions for families involved.