FAIR TRADE

 

Knots are licensees of Label STEP, an organization ensuring that we all continually strive for better working conditions, fair trade, fair pay, no child labour and general well being for all weavers in carpet manufacturing countries. Step also promotes environmentally friendly production methods.

To achieve these goals Label STEP is systematically monitoring the production sites of its licensees and their suppliers, taking measures to ensure fair conditions. Label STEP operates at the local level in all major carpet-producing countries: in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan and Turkey.

Label STEP was founded in 1995 by the development organisations Berne Declaration, Bread for All, Caritas Switzerland, Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund and Swiss aid together with IGOT (Swiss Association for Clean Oriental Carpet Trade).

Together we are fighting to keep this ancient art of weaving alive and thriving.