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Children's Stories

From the time he was born, Pravin's parents wanted only the best for him. They both worked long hours in a Kathmandu carpet factory, and despite their meager income, they managed to send Pravin to school until he was seven years old.

Then Pravin's brother was born—and Pravin's parents were forced to make a choice that no parent should have to make. No longer able to afford Pravin's tuition, they withdrew him from school. Pravin spent his days at home taking care of his brother, longing to join his former classmates.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Salman Khan and Kerry Smith

In 2001, while working and studying in Kathmandu, Salman Khan and Kerry Smith envisioned an approach to carpet-making based on the desire of customers for freedom of expression in designing their living and working environments. They named their venture Lapchi―Tibetan for "abode of creative energy"―and partnered with the GoodWeave® rug certification program to assure clients that their highly customized designs are accompanied by the best labor practices.

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Industry Spotlight

  • LapchiPortland, Oregon
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Press Release, GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize, October 10, 2014

ABC News, A Look at Nobel Peace Winner Kailash Satyarthi, October 10, 2014

The New Yorker, A Fitting Nobel for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Amy Davidson, October 10, 2014

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