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Kul Chandra Gautam Joins RugMark USA Board

Washington, DC - Kul Chandra Gautam has joined the Board of Directors of RugMark USA, the nonprofit working to end child labor in South Asia’s handmade carpet industry via the GoodWeave certification program. A former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Gautam also served as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. For more than three decades, his work for these agencies included the areas of socio-economic development, humanitarian assistance, human rights, and international diplomacy.

05/06/2010
The Rug Source in Denver Hosts Faces of Freedom

Washington, DC - From May 3 – 28, The Rug Source in Denver will host RugMark’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit. This collection of photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano in South Asia, depicts both the horrors of child labor and the hopeful faces of children the GoodWeave program has saved from the looms. The exhibit will remain on display in the showroom throughout this year’s Rocky Mountain Designers’ Market, taking place May 12 & 13.

04/21/2010
Landry & Arcari Host Faces of Freedom

Washington, DC - From May 6 – 20, Landry & Arcari’s showrooms, in both Boston and Salem, Mass., will host RugMark’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit. The collection of photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano in South Asia, depicts both the horrors of child labor and the hopeful faces of children the GoodWeave program has saved from the looms.

04/15/2010
Nine New Companies Join GoodWeave

Washington, DC - Nine rug companies recently joined the GoodWeave certification program, which works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. 

04/13/2010
60% Odegard Sale at Macy's on State Street, Chicago

Washington, DC - This March, the historic Macy’s on State Street will host a one-time 60%-off sale of Odegard rugs certified by GoodWeave.™ This is a rare opportunity to purchase a sumptuous and stylish Odegard rug at a deeply discounted price. The store will also host two special in-store appearances of Stephanie Odegard, founder of the internationally acclaimed design company Odegard, Inc.

03/03/2010
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