boy sitting next to rugs

Nearly 250,000 South Asian children are exploited to weave carpets for American homes. GoodWeave's One in a Million campaign works to stop this illegal practice by educating consumers, interior designers and the carpet industry about child-labor-free rugs.


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The Child Labor Epidemic

Child Labor Epidemic

Child labor is a crime committed against one out of every seven children across the globe—and the handmade rug industry is a big part of the problem.

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Faces of Freedom

Child Labor Epidemic

The collection of work by internationally acclaimed photographer U. Roberto Romano reveals stories of former child weavers and their journey from moments of exploitation and desperation to opportunities of rehabilitation and education.

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News & Events

News

Take Part, Did a Child Make Your Rug? This Short Film Will Show You Why It Matters, by Kristina Bravo, September 1, 2014

The CNN Freedom Project, Time to get children out of factories and into schools, by Nina Smith, August 31, 2014

Decorator's Notebook, 5 questions to ask before you buy a rug, by Bethan John, August 27, 2014

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