Responsible Trading

Shame Studios is committed to making beautiful rugs in a responsible and sustainable way.

The welfare of our weavers is of paramount importance to us. An experienced consultant assists us to ensure that we are continually meeting and exceeding local and international industry standards relating to all environmental and ethical aspects of the rug-making process.

Our craftspeople are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to support the craftsmanship of numerous artisans and are honoured to advocate a beautiful heritage which is in danger of extinction.

Label STEP

We are pleased to be a licensee of Label STEP, a fair-trade non-profit organization committed to the wellbeing of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry.

Founded in Switzerland in 1995, STEP’s well-established and comprehensive fair-trade requirements – the Label STEP Standard – encompass universal human rights, including the prohibition of child labour; safe working conditions; fair wages; and sustainable, eco-friendly production.

For further information on Label STEP please visit

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