FAIR PAYMENT AND GOOD WORKING CONDITIONS ARE A MATTER, OF COURSE, FOR JAN KATH. TOGETHER WITH LABEL STEP, WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO ADHERING TO STRICT SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL STANDARDS IN THE PRODUCTION OF CARPETS.
“I’ve lived and worked in Nepal and Mongolia for several years myself,”
He feels a close connection with the locals in these countries and visits the production facilities every month.
“Of course, it’s a moral imperative. But it’s also in our own interest as a business to make sure that we provide the right working conditions. We set up day cares so our employees’ children don’t run around playing between the weaving stools. This gives our workers the peace and quiet they need to concentrate – many of our designs are highly intricate and difficult to create. We also want to keep the craft of weaving appealing. After all, we need a motivated skilled workforce in our factories, both for today and in the future.””