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Faces of Freedom Opens at the DC Green Festival

Washington, DC - Faces of Freedom, a photography exhibition on child labor in the rug industry, is on display at the DC Green Festival. This nationally touring exhibit is sponsored by RugMark USA, a nonprofit working to end child labor in South Asia’s handmade carpet industry through the GoodWeave certification program, in partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the exhibition’s national co-sponsor.

10/05/2009

Washington, DC -
Building on its 15 years of protecting children and promoting ethical carpet production, this September RugMark and its industry partners launch GoodWeave™, a new brand and label for its expanding certification program.

09/22/2009
Faces of Freedom Photography Exhibit Opens at UNICEF House

New York, NY - To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Visitor’s Center will host Faces of Freedom, an acclaimed nationally touring photography exhibit co-sponsored by RugMark USA, a nonprofit working to end exploitative child labor in South Asia’s handmade carpet industry, in partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. A collection of black and white and color photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano, depicts South Asia’s illegal child labor in the handmade rug industry and RugMark’s innovative, replicable solution to the problem.

08/20/2009
Photography Exhibit on Child Labor in the Rug Industry Makes its West Coast Debut

Washington, DC - RugMark’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit makes its West Coast debut at the San Francisco Design Center May 13 to June 13. This collection of black and white and color photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano in South Asia, depict illegal child labor in the handmade rug industry and RugMark’s innovative child-labor- free rug certification program designed to eradicate it.

04/16/2009
Rug Designer Robin Gray Joins RugMark Efforts to End Child Labor; Opens New Santa Fe Showroom

Washington, DC - On the heels of its new showroom opening, Robin Gray Design has joined the 60-plus companies partnering with RugMark to put an end to child labor in the handmade rug industry.

03/19/2009
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