Since 2012, Tamarian has contracted TLC (Tibetan Labor Certification).
The sole purpose of TLC is to provide independent third party weaver
registration and loom checking to ensure that no children or bonded laborers are
involved in the weaving of Tamarian rugs. Looms are inspected for compliance and
reports are filed on a weekly basis. These reports allow Tamarian to choose supplier
relationships that uphold the highest integrity and ethical working conditions.
For more information visit TLC at tlccertified.com.
It doesn’t end there though. Accountability is the proof of our commitment in action. On
all rugs woven after 2012, by scanning the QR code label affixed to the back of the rug, you can find information about the
registered weavers who created the rug.
Working Conditions and Environments
In accordance with our dedication to the production of Tamarian rugs, we are committed
to giving back to the community as well as advocating for the natural environment of
Nepal. Each facility has a water purification system for both the dying and washing as
well as for the employees. We are constantly upgrading our facilities to provide safe
and healthy working and living environment for the people who weave our rugs and
their families. Healthcare is provided to all employees. Education is provided for the
children of our workforce through grade 12.
In early 2015, Tamarian opened the first newly constructed "green factory", which incorporates solar power,
rain water collection
and efficient design. The goal is to
provide our skilled craftspeople the highest quality working and living conditions
in the carpet industry. This factory will be a model for all future weaving centers in
order to positively sustain the livelihoods of thousands, as well as preserve the craft of
handmade rug weaving.