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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

13-year-old Jaidul and his family live in a small village in the Malda district of West Bengal. He and his mother, two sisters, brother and paralyzed father weave towels at home, but even with their combined effort, they can barely support themselves. Their wages cover just two meals a day for six people. Jaidul began to weave carpets at a factory in order to supplement the family’s meager income.

Click here to read more about Jaidul and other former child weavers rescued by GoodWeave.

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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