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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

Eight-year-old Roshani is receiving educational support from GoodWeave in Nepal not because she was a child weaver, but to prevent her from becoming one. After Roshani was born, her parents Gobinda and Patali left their work as hired farm hands and moved to Kathmandu in search of opportunity. They found work in a carpet factory, but the higher wages did not keep up with the needs of their growing family.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Christopher and Suzanne Sharp

During the last 12 years, Christopher and Suzanne Sharp have made the Rug Company the place for stunningly beautiful contemporary handmade rugs. The Sharps demand that their 15 stores, scattered across the globe, be not only profitable but also sustainable and ethical. Naturally, they have joined GoodWeave® in its quest to end child labor in the rug industry.

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Industry Spotlight

  • The Rug CompanyNew York, New York
  • Carini LangNew York, New York
  • Kush Handmade RugsPortland, Oregon
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News & Events

PBS NewsHour Feature on GoodWeave


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

GoodWeave Partners Exhibit at ICFF 2014
May 17, 2014 • New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Don't miss GoodWeave partners as they exhibit at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

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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