Schule in Nepal - Fair Trade

Fair trade in handmade carpets

High-quality fair trade carpets are on everyone's lips and are an important criterion for purchasing 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 the fair carpet trade and represent the basis for living wages for the weavers.

Tibey Collection, Design TB36
Imagebild Designteppich Tibey Collection, Design TB36
Sichouk Collection, Design SI46
Seidenteppich Sichouk Collection, Design SI46
Nilanda Collection, Design NI45
Imagebild Designteppich der Nilanda Collection, Design NI45
Svarga Collection, Design SV02
Hochflor Seidenteppich Svarga Collection, Design SV02
Mamlin Collection, Design MA17
Imagebild Designteppich Mamlin Collection, Design MA17
Marouk Collection, Design MK50
Imagebild Berberteppich Marouk Collection, Design MK50
Circlism Collection, Design C05
Imagebild Designteppich Circlism Collection, Design C05

Fair trade carpets made from pure natural materials

All Mischioff carpets are produced under fair trade conditions and are made from exclusive natural materials. Fair trade in handmade carpets not only refers to fair wages, but also includes various basic social and environmental requirements that responsible manufacturers adhere to.

These include environmentally friendly production, ensuring the health and safety of employees, compliance with maximum working and rest times, and intolerance 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.

Fachberatung im Mischioff Showroom

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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 over the last ten years. This is also ensured by fair wages, which means that child labor is no longer necessary to secure the livelihood of the weaving families.

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

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As a long-standing partner of the independent fair trade organization Label STEP, Mischioff advocates for the strict ban on child labor and supports the establishment of daycare centers and schools. In addition to the unannounced controls 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.

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


Initiatives for fair trade carpets

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

During unannounced visits to the Manufactory , the guidelines are checked and possible defects are recorded for immediate elimination. A seal of quality is awarded to manufacturers and Retailer 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 a partner for fair trade carpets

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

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

Mischioff ist Partner von Label STEP, Meeting mit Reto Aschwanden

Label STEP in Nepal

The ARTE documentary “Fair Trade – Carpets from Nepal” with Hannes Jaenicke about the STEP label and the fair carpet trade in Nepal offers interesting insights into the world of carpet weaving. At the same time, a 5-minute video clip about Label STEP's work in Nepal was created during this shoot and provides a brief overview of the important work of the independent fair trade organization in carpet production.

Unique designer carpets – fairly traded

The Mischioff Collection stands for unique designer carpets that live up to their name. Different styles can be captured in the different collections: whether it's a robust Berber carpet , a cozy high-pile carpet , a modern Persian carpet or decorative vintage carpets - the large range offers the right selection for a wide range of furnishing styles.

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Insights into the production of our fair trade carpets

Discover the diversity of our collections

Every single carpet in our diverse collections is a genuine fair trade carpet, guaranteed and certified by the fair trade label STEP. Discover the variety of designs and browse through our collections .

Would you like to find out 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 Design & Materials subpage. If you have any questions about our fair trade carpets, we will be happy to help you.