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Macy's weaves in a good cause with new rug line

NEW YORK — Macy’s announced that it will offer an exclusive collection of area rugs that have been certified by GoodWeave, an international nonprofit organization that works to ensure rugs made by hand in Nepal and India are free of child labor. The GoodWeave collection, including 20 styles available in various sizes, will be carried in select Macy’s stores in New York and New Jersey.

“By buying a hand-crafted rug at Macy’s with the GoodWeave label, shoppers are helping to support families and to build sustainable communities in Nepal and India, nations where poverty is widespread,” said Molly Langenstein, Macy’s EVP fashion and new business development. “GoodWeave certified rugs are woven by skilled adult artisans, permitting educational opportunities for children who may otherwise be required to work. A GoodWeave rug makes a beautiful statement in your home and a powerful statement about making our world a better place.”

The GoodWeave collection at Macy’s includes four product groups:

  • Cascade collection - handmade wool pile casual rugs in bold and vibrant solid colors

  • Good Life collection - handmade wool pile whimsical rugs with drawings and sayings

  • Miramar collection - handmade wool pile rugs in classic Persian designs

  • Safari collection - handmade wool pile scatter rugs in fun leopard and tiger shapes

Rugs retail for between $250 and $1,995 each.