CARE & FAIR is a worldwide industry initiative of the European carpet trade. As a member of the organisation, we help fight illegal child labour and improve the living conditions of carpet knotters and their families in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
At present, CARE & FAIR supports 10 schools, 6 adult education centres and 3 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 360 Indian pupils can go to school every day. This way, we give the next generation a safer future.
Furthermore, the Women Empowerment Program is also actively supported by CARE & FAIR. Since 2002, mothers and older sisters of schoolchildren in some of the CARE & FAIR schools (including Linie Design School) have been given the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge in reading, maths and writing. In addition they are taught sewing and stitching skills that enable them to make products for selling in the market or using them for their own families.