Label STEP is more than just a label. STEP is the fair trade non-profit organization committed to the wellbeing of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry. To address the complex issues of the handmade carpet industry at their roots, it takes a solutions-based approach.
STEP is the only non-governmental organization of its kind working in all major handmade rug and carpet producing countries.
The STEP Standard
Label STEP’s industry-leading 10-point Standard provides the broadest and strictest labour, health, safety, social and environmental rules in the carpet industry.
STEP’s Weaver Empowerment program offers weavers and workers the opportunity to educate themselves – providing them with all the tools and supports necessary to build new skills and improve their wellbeing.
STEP works with local staff to ensure fair trade practices are tailored to the circumstances of the community.
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