CARE & FAIR is a worldwide industry initiative of the European carpet trade. Being a member of the organisation we help fighting illegal child labour and improving the living conditions of carpet knotters and their families in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
At present, CARE & FAIR supports 13 schools, 7 adult education centres and 6 day care centres in India. Since the middle of 2008 we have fully sponsored one of the schools – thereby named Linie Design School. We pay all running expenses to ensure, that more than 350 Indian pupils can go to school every day. This way, we give the next generation a safer future.
Furthermore, the Women Empowerment Program is part of the activities in CARE & FAIR. Since 2002 mothers and elder sisters of schoolchildren in some of the CARE & FAIR schools (inclusive Linie Design School) have been given the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge in reading, math and writing. In addition they are taught in sewing and stitching, so that they can produce things, sell them on the market or use them for their own families.