An Exporter who is motivated by Social Awareness and Business Interests can apply to become a Rugmark License.
Exporter applies to conform to Rugmark criteria and the licensing agreement which includes:
Inspections are carried out by Rugmark officials to check the compliance of Rugmark criteria.
Post Inspection, if illegal child labor is found working in the looms:
If no child labor is found:
Exporter is given license and authorized to use Rugmark Labels on their carpets.
Apart from child labor, Rugmark covers different areas such as:
How to be associated with Rugmark
With our carpets, we want to make a contribution to social justice and the promotion of ecological standards in this world. Theo Keller GmbH is a founding member of the RUGMARK initiative against illegal child labor in South Asia. For more than 25 years we have been successfully fighting child exploitation in carpet manufacturing in cooperation with various carpet manufacturers, trading houses and the aid organizations terre des hommes, Misereor, Bread for the World and UNICEF. A supply of education and medical help makes the affected children believe in a better future. We are particularly proud of our commitment to the RUGMARK Junior High School in Barahi Nevada Varanasi (India). We supported this with a new classroom, among other things.
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