Countries

Label STEP is the only non-governmental organization of its kind working in all major handmade rug and carpet producing countries.

STEP applies the same fundamental standards everywhere; the NGO’s country offices adapt the strategies and methodologies to the local context:

Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s centuries old carpet industry represents one of the country’s largest and most important exports, providing employment to over one million Afghans. Many of these

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India

India is the world’s largest and maybe most diverse carpet producing country. Since the organization’s foundation in 1995 Label STEP promotes better working and living

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Nepal

For many designers and buyers, Nepal is the top address for high-end production, contemporary design and custom orders. The country’s capital Kathmandu is also home

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Pakistan

As Label STEP began its work in Pakistan 25 years ago, the fair trade organization was confronted with diffidence and scepticism from domestic producers and

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Iran

Label STEP is the only international organization engaged with Iranian carpet weavers, systematically verifying if their working conditions comply with international fair trade standards. For

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