Faces of FreedomFaces of Freedom is GoodWeave's national traveling photo exhibit. The images, captured by human rights documentarian U. Roberto Romano, connect viewers to the time-honored craft of rug making and the individual lives touched with every GoodWeave certified purchase. Visit the Faces of Freedom website FacesofFreedom.GoodWeave.org to view the exhibit online. The below slideshow offers another bright look at some of the children GoodWeave has rescued from the carpet looms.
At the age of five, Manju was already working on the rug looms. While she has since been found and freed from illegal carpet work, some 250,000 children throughout South Asia still toil in obscurity. Through GoodWeave nearly 3,600 kids like Manju have been rescued, rehabilitated and educated, and thousands more deterred from entering the work force.More Stories »
GoodWeave is one of only 14 full-members of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for sustainability standards whose Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing and implementing credible standards.