GoodWeave International has twin goals: to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to educate youths in South Asia, where the majority of the infractions occur. Manufacturers who adhere to these tenets can receive GWI certification, allowing consumers to know that the products were made without exploiting kids. All the gorgeous rugs here have earned that seal, from Emma Gardner’s silk-and-wool Flowers on Water to the Nought Collective’s map of Paris.
Founded by antique rug dealer and historian John Kurtz, New Moon specializes in luxurious floor coverings hand-woven in Nepal from Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. Take a gander at the Valencia, with its traditional repeating pattern and border design, or opt for the more contemporary Fade, with its inky blues and gently sloping stripes. Either way, realize this is beauty with a conscious: All the company’s products bear the Rugmark seal, certifying no child labor was used in their production.