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.
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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.Learn More »
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- August 30, 2014 • Bridgehampton, New York
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