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Health Care in Afghanistan

Fair trade NGO Label STEP has increased the scope of its aid to Afghan weavers amid the country’s unprecedented and worsening humanitarian crisis. Throughout 2022, programs delivering responsive and preventative health care in Afghanistan supported thousands of weavers and their communities. Responding to crisis Carpets in Afghanistan are woven [...]

Label STEP is pleased to announce that, due to the resounding success of its pilot phase, the Artisan Villages initiative in Nepal will be expanding. The Artisan Villages project was designed to bolster Nepal’s carpet industry by decentralizing the production from urban Kathmandu to more rural areas in the surrounding [...]

STEP Partner Jan Kath exhibits new collection Rug Bombs at Documenta 15 in Kassel, Germany. On view now through September 25, 2022. The fifteenth edition of Documenta – on now through September 25, 2022 in Kassel, Germany – features a collection of 11 large-scale rugs by long-time STEP Partner [...]

As the EU and many countries are about to install legislation on mandatory human rights due diligence, carpet traders and producers must prepare for the new laws. What can Label STEP offer? by Miges Baumann, Chair of the Label STEP Board No doubt about it: the human rights agenda [...]

In April 2022, after a near three-year hiatus, Label STEP hosted its annual international coordinators’ meeting for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting, which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal, marks the only occasion for STEP’s local country representatives – working on the ground [...]

Myanmar Weaving

Label STEP is working in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain to support the growth of the artisan textile sector in Myanmar. Through a staged program involving research, consultations and trials, STEP and Turquoise Mountain will develop a country- and industry-specific set of fair trade and environmental standards to help improve [...]

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