Based in Los Angeles, Erik Lindström sought to create a boutique, custom rug company with an emphasis on bespoke, hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets for discerning residential and commercial clients. Lindström offers a curated selection of contemporary, transitional and textural patterns which evoke a one-of-a-kind statement for any interior. With a creative focus on organic and timeless design, Erik Lindström rugs are derived primarily from the natural world, using flora, fauna, landscape and man-made objects as inspiration. Each piece is hand-made with a heavy, lustrous pile and uniquely rich colors that are produced to remain vibrant throughout a lifetime of enjoyment.
Produced for a variety of applications, all of Erik Lindström’s rugs can be selected from a curated inventory of in-stock pieces or woven custom into virtually any pattern, shape, color or size. All rugs are manufactured from the finest natural materials, including wool, silk, nettle, cactus, hemp and linen. Beyond the designs created by the in-house studio led by Erik Lindström, the company also collaborates with a curated selection of world-renowned artists and designers to create signature, exclusive rug collections.
Erik Lindström rugs are GoodWeave certified, meaning that only adult artisans (not children) had a hand in the making of our rugs. For every Lindström rug purchased, a percentage of that sale helps Goodweave fund factory supervisors and educational programs for children removed from the throngs of slavery.
The Custom Process
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GoodWeave International is a nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the rug industry and offers educational opportunities to children in weaving communities. GoodWeave currently operates in 14 countries, including the weaving communities of Afghanistan, India and Nepal, and in the consumer countries of Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, which oversees licensing in North America. The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that no child labor was used in the making of your rug. In order to earn the GoodWeave label, rug exporters and importers like Lindstrom Rugs must be licensed under the GoodWeave certification program and sign a legally binding contract to adhere to GoodWeave’s no-child-labor standard; allow unannounced random inspections by local inspectors; and pay a licensing fee that helps support GoodWeave’s monitoring, inspections and education programs.
To ensure compliance, independent GoodWeave inspectors make unannounced inspections of each loom. If inspectors find children working, they offer them the opportunity to go to school instead. Producers who do not adhere to the standard lose their status with GoodWeave. To protect against counterfeit labeling, each label is numbered so its origin can be traced. A portion of any GoodWeave rug purchased at Lindstrom Rugs will be donated to support GoodWeave’s education programs and other community initiatives for former child weavers and their families, the inspection and certification process and other operational costs, including the GoodWeave consumer education campaign.