One day his parents borrowed the equivalent of $7 from a thekedar (debt broker) in exchange for Akkas and his older sister. Akkas was taken to a carpet factory, where he was forced to weave rugs from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. with one break to eat. Click here to read more about Akkas and other former child weavers rescued by GoodWeave.
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Jack and Merikay Green
When Dallas-based Interior Resources opened over 35 years ago, it was solely a commercial contract flooring company. Eight years later, owners Jack and Merikay Green restructured their business into a design trade flooring showroom. Since then, they have developed into a highly respected designer resource for exclusive carpet and rug lines.Learn More »
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