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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

Born to a destitute family, young Sanju was sent to work in a rug factory in Kathmandu. Like tens of thousands of other "carpet kids" throughout South Asia, Sanju was exploited for her tiny, nimble fingers that were considered ideal for the intricate motions required for weaving.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Joseph Carini Carpets

For Joseph of Joseph Carini Carpets, a rug’s essence must appeal to both the eyes and the heart. Much more than a simple floor covering, each carpet represents the energy of all the individuals involved in its making, and a rug made with child labor carries a negative energy that can be seen in the carpet and felt in the room. Joseph Carini Carpets' participation in the GoodWeave® certification program ensures that the rugs convey beauty, inside and out.

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Industry Spotlight

  • Joseph Carini CarpetsNew York, New York
  • The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy'sSwedesboro, New Jersey
  • Interior ResourcesDallas, Texas
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