School in Nepal - Fair Trade

Fair trade handmade carpets

High-quality fair trade carpets are on everyone's lips and represent an important criterion for the purchase of a handmade carpet.

The Mischioff carpet catalog

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Fair trade carpets ensure sustainable production

The carpet industry is an important economic component of the various producing countries, including Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Turkey. Carpet weaving is a traditional craft here and provides income for many people and their families.

Fair and secure wage agreements are therefore an integral component of fair carpet trade and provide the basis for living wages for the weavers.

Tibey Collection, Design TB36
Image image design carpet Tibey Collection, design TB36
Sichouk Collection, Design SI46
Silk carpet Sichouk Collection, Design SI46
Nilanda Collection, Design NI45
Image image design carpet of Nilanda Collection, design NI45
Svarga Collection, Design SV02
High pile silk carpet Svarga Collection, Design SV02
Mamlin Collection, Design MA17
Image image design carpet Mamlin Collection, design MA17
Marouk Collection, Design MK50
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK50
Circlism Collection, Design C05
Image image design carpet Circlism Collection, design C05

Fair trade carpets from pure natural materials

All Mischioff carpets are produced under fair trade conditions and are made of exclusive natural materials. Fair trade in handmade carpets does not only refer to fair wages, but additionally includes various basic social and environmental requirements that responsible manufacturers undergo.

These include environmentally compatible production, ensuring the health and safety of workers, observing maximum working hours and rest periods, and being intolerant of discrimination of any kind or sexual harassment.

Selection of our Fair Trade Collections

Discover our versatile design collections, which we present in detail on our website.

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Child labor? Forbidden!

An equally important aspect for fair trade carpets is the clear principle: child labor is prohibited! Thanks to various measures and initiatives, the proportion of child labor has fallen rapidly in the last ten years. This is also ensured by the fair wages, through which child labor is no longer necessary for the livelihood of the weaver families.

Instead, the children are accommodated in equipped day care centers and taught in schools. Compliance with the ban on child labor is regularly monitored and is an important license condition for the fair carpet trade.

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As a long-standing partner of the independent fair trade organization Label STEP, Mischioff is committed to the strict prohibition of child labor and supports the establishment of day care centers and schools. In addition to the unannounced inspections by Label STEP, the two Mischioff managing directors Dani and Sascha Misio also regularly check compliance with the self-imposed fair trade standards in their own production facilities.

The fair production of its own carpet collections is not only a matter of the heart for the traditional Swiss company, but a matter of course. The various collections are all certified by Label STEP as fair trade carpet. Thanks to the intensive cooperation with the Fair-Trade organization, the production of the own carpet lines has been sustainably improved.


Fair Trade Carpet Initiatives

Various organizations stand up for fair trade in handmade carpets. These include, in particular, the German-based organizations GoodWeave, Care & Fair and their Swiss counterpart, STEP. The organizations take action against abusive child labor and are committed to the ecological production of carpets - principles that Mischioff also represents in its own corporate philosophy.

During unannounced visits to the factories, the guidelines are checked and possible deficiencies are recorded for immediate rectification. A seal of quality is awarded to manufacturers and dealers who adhere to the specified guidelines. Only those who meet all fair trade criteria receive certificates for their products as genuine fair trade carpets.

Label STEP as partner for fair trade carpets

The Mischioff carpet production is Label STEP audited and certified. The independent nonprofit organization has insight into the companies' material purchases and supply chains to ensure complete transparency.

The mission of Label STEP is the commitment to good living and working conditions in the production areas, the promotion of environmentally friendly carpet production and the support of sustainable development in the production of handmade carpets. Fair-trade carpets from Mischioff are not only produced under fair social conditions, the company also attaches great importance to compliance with environmental standards.

Mischioff is partner of Label STEP, meeting with Reto Aschwanden
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Fair trade with carpets - Label STEP in Nepal

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Label STEP in Nepal

Interesting insights into the world of carpet weaving are offered by the ARTE documentary "Fair handeln - Teppiche aus Nepal" with Hannes Jaenicke about Label STEP and the fair carpet trade in Nepal. At the same time a 5-minute video clip about Label STEP's work in Nepal was produced during this shooting and gives a short overview about the important work of the independent fair trade organization in the carpet productions.

Unique designer carpets - fair trade

The Mischioff Collection stands for unique designer carpets that live up to their name. Different styles can be captured in the various collections: Whether robust Berber carpet, cuddly high pile carpet, modern Persian carpet or decorative vintage carpets - the large assortment offers the right choice for different interior styles.

Insights into the production of our fair trade carpets

Discover the diversity of our collections

Each and every rug in our versatile collections is a genuine fair trade rug, guaranteed and certified by the STEP fair trade label. Discover the variety of designs and browse through our collections.

You would like to learn more about the production of our fair trade carpets? On our Production subpage you will get insights into the entire manufacturing process - explained step by step. Further information about our design work and the pure natural materials used can be found on the subpage Design & Materials. If you have any questions about our fair trade carpets, please do not hesitate to contact us.