Doing good is the whole point.
Our rugs are woven by adults paid a living wage under healthy working conditions. We are always striving to do more for our weavers and their families. Kush Rugs exists because of them. That's why Kush is a monthly contributor to Weaving Dreams in Nepal. We also contribute to other worthy causes listed below.
A statement on Black Lives Matter:
We are heartbroken and infuriated by the tragic and racist deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and the countless other lives lost to racist police brutality. We believe that Black Lives Matter and that it is past time for the dismantling of the systemic racism in our country that leads to these senseless deaths.
On June 5th, 2020, we began monthly and ongoing contributions to and the civil rights program at the Oregon Justice Resource Center. We are committed to standing up in support of people of color and other marginalized communities in our country and throughout the world.
We also have contributed to the following important organizations, as they represent our values and work tirelessly to make our world a better and more equitable place:
Central City Concern: Providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. Based in Portland, Ore. since 1979.
Care & Fair: Supports education and health incentives for rug weaving families.
Goodweave: Certifying child labor free rugs and providing education to rescued and at-risk children.
Chhanv Foundation: A non-profit organization in India working towards the rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.
The Chúush Fund (via the MRG Foundation.) In partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, MRG Foundation is proud to present The Chúush Fund, which accepts contributions from foundations and individuals to directly benefit the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Community Warehouse: Community Warehouse is a nonprofit furniture bank in Portland and Tualatin that collects home goods and redistributes them to those who need them most.
Green America: Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
LWD: The League of Women Designers: Is a member-led professional forum that exists to elevate women in interdisciplinary design and benefit the larger design community.
Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps' team of 5,500+ humanitarians take on the world’s toughest challenges to help people build better, stronger lives. We mobilize communities, collaborate with companies and activate across agencies to deliver breakthrough ideas that make a better world possible.
OPB: Giving voice to the community, connecting Oregon and its neighbors, illuminating a wider world.
Outside In: Since 1968, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved.
Oxfam: Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 ngos working with partners in over 90 countries to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Pear: Creatively mentoring homeless youth in Portland through art education and recreation.
Portland Backpack: Portland Backpack serves children who are at risk of hunger by providing food sacks for weekend days when food scarcity is higher.
Right 2 Dream Too: (R2DToo) provides refuge for Portland's unhoused community who cannot access affordable housing or shelter space.
Street Roots: Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.Youth Music Project: A non profit music school for children. In his younger days days, Kush co-owner Brian attended a music school on scholarship. Kush's support of YMP is fostering the next generation of musical talent in Oregon.