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GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors.

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Children's Stories

At first, poverty was the only challenge facing 12-year-old Susmita and her family. Her parents broke rocks by hand in central Nepal, earning just enough to rent a small house. When Susmita's father descended into alcoholism and refused to work, her mother struggled to make ends meet. The hardship grew worse when Susmita's grandparents both developed lung disease and required expensive treatments. Susmita's mother began taking loans not only for the medical bills, but for basic necessities such as food and rent.

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Spotlight On Importers/Designers

John Kurtz

John Kurtz, designer and owner of New Moon, is a nationally recognized artist and a renowned rug historian. Over the years, through his PBS television series, John has introduced millions of viewers to the world of Oriental rugs. As a founding member of GoodWeave®, New Moon is helping to abolish illegal child labor in the carpet industry, while ensuring its rugs are beautiful inside and out.

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Industry Spotlight

  • New MoonWilmington, Delaware
  • Company CConcord, New Hampshire
  • Stephanie Odegard CollectionNew York, New York
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