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Eco- & Socially-Responsible Organizations to Know

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There are a lot of decisions to be made with each new project that comes along. More and more, clients are requesting materials that are sourced from eco- and socially-responsible companies. These organizations can help you to easily identify the companies and products that are making the effort to meet strict regulations that protect environment, as well the health and safety of the workers.

Aid to Artisans

Building profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions. That’s the mantra at Aid to Artisans, a non-profit developed to “create economic opportunities for artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.” Read more…

GoodWeave International

GoodWeave’s efforts to eliminate child labor in the weaving communities in India, Nepal and Pakistan have catalyzed huge progress -- more than 7.5 million GoodWeave-certified carpets have been sold in Europe and North America and the number of South Asian children trapped in illegal and exploitative carpet-making work has dropped from 1 million to 250,000. Read more…

Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council was created “to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide.” The standards for forest management it has established have been applied in over 57 countries around the world. Read more…

Rainforest Alliance

Founded to draw attention and aid to the increasing crisis in the world’s rainforests, the Rainforest Alliance has grown into a global and respected force in sustainable business. Read more…

Sustainable Furnishings Council

The Sustainable Furnishings Council launched in 2007 to support those companies who have moved in the direction of sustainability, some of whom have always operated in an eco-aware mode. Its mission is to provide education, promotion and networking opportunities for those committed to sustainable products and practices. Read more…

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund was started by a small group of concerned individuals -- scientists, naturalists and business and political leaders -- who were determined to save our planet’s wildlife from extinction. Since that time, the group has expanded both its membership and its agenda. Read more...

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