The European Carpet and Rug Association (ECRA) was founded in 2004 and is based in Brussels. As an internationally active association, ECRA promotes the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience between its members and other stakeholders.

What is the ECRA?

The ECRA represents more than 40 leading carpet producers from six European countries. Together, our members account for approximately 90% of European textile wall-to-wall carpet production and 73% of EU consumption. As an international membership association, we encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience between our members and stakeholders.

Goals of ECRA

We aim to continuously improve our industry’s environmental and health impacts in order to help conserve natural resources, prevent climate change and protect human health. To achieve this, we conduct industry research and analysis, and develop international and EU standards on product level related to progressive carpet design, as well as health and safety related aspects. We also engage with a broad range of stakeholders, encourage change and lead discussions on sustainability best practice both among national and international organisations and trade associations in our industry.