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Children's Stories

When inspectors found six-year-old Laxmi working in a Nepali carpet factory, in 1997, she told her rescuers she had to work to survive. Her family had migrated from their village to Kathmandu after a landslide wiped out their home. Her mother, who usually worked the looms, fell ill, and her father squandered his small earnings on liquor and abused his wife and children.

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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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  • New MoonWilmington, Delaware
  • Stephanie Odegard CollectionNew York, New York
  • floordesignSan Francisco, California
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PBS NewsHour Feature on GoodWeave


"Organization Fights to Unravel India's Widespread Child Labor Abuses"

GoodWeave Annual Raffle “Barefoot Benefit” Party by Custom Cool
August 30, 2014 • Bridgehampton, New York

Partner company Custom Cool is hosting a live drawing for the 13th Annual GoodWeave Rug Raffle.

News

Free the Slaves blog, Ghana to Capitol Hill: U.S. Briefing on Child Labor, by Cassie Ann Hodges, April 10, 2014

Home Furnishings News, Macy's Expands GoodWeave Collection, April 1, 2013

The Sunday Times, Wonders of the world, by Kat Boroughs, February 23, 2014

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