Quality und Fairness at benuta
benutas Seals and Certificates
Öko-Tex Standard 100
The international association for research and testing in the field of textile ecology (Oeko-Tex) is represented by neutral and independent institutions located in 60 countries worldwide. Based on an independent certification system for textile products, the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a reliable seal, certifying that the products are contaminant-free. Many designer rugs, including Esprit rugs and many of our kids rugs, are tested for harmful substances and issued with the Oeko-Tex label.
Read more at www.oeko-tex.com
The Association of Environmentally Friendly Carpets e.V. (Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden) is an organization of manufacturers that awards the GuT-seal. Contaminant-free and odourless rugs receive this seal. Controlled by independent institutions, like the Textiles and Flooring Institute (TFI) in Aachen, the GuT-seal certifies that rugs are free of harmful substances.
Read more at www.pro-dis.info
Care & Fair
Since 1994, the industry association CARE & FAIR is committed to support children and families active in the carpet weaving business in Nepal, Pakistan and India. This includes education, health care and adult education. Meanwhile, CARE & FAIR collaborates with importing and exporting members in over 24 countries and finances their projects with the help of donations. This includes the Dutch rug manufacturer Brink & Campman and of course benuta.
Read more at www.care-fair.org
Goodweave / Rugmark
Since 2009, the GoodWeave seal replaces the old Rugmark seal and was able to successfully realize the targets of the NGO set since 1995. Until today, the central focus of their work is to provide reasonable salaries for employees in the carpet weaving business and to eliminate exploitive child labour.
Their work is sponsored by famous institutions of development like Brot für die Welt, UNICEF, Misereor, terre des homes and the German Society for Technical cooperation but also the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Furthermore, their concept also includes the compliance with humane working hours, environmental standards, secure and hygienic working conditions and the possibility of education for former child workers. In order to ensure the GoodWeave standards, independent inspectors regularly check the production facilities and products without advance notice. Many of the wool rugs, offered at benuta meet these standards and are therefore certified with the GoodWeave seal.
Read more at www.goodweave.org.uk