boy sitting next to rugs

Nearly 250,000 South Asian children are exploited to weave carpets for American homes. GoodWeave's One in a Million campaign works to stop this illegal practice by educating consumers, interior designers and the carpet industry about child-labor-free rugs.

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The Child Labor Epidemic

Child Labor Epidemic

Child labor is a crime committed against one out of every seven children across the globe—and the handmade rug industry is a big part of the problem.

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Faces of Freedom

Child Labor Epidemic

The collection of work by internationally acclaimed photographer U. Roberto Romano reveals stories of former child weavers and their journey from moments of exploitation and desperation to opportunities of rehabilitation and education.

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Apparel pilot
GoodWeave announces public consultation on new draft Standard for Embellished Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Home Textiles. Interested parties are invited to participate in an informational webinar, consultation and online survey. Learn more »

Report, Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities, February 14, 2017

News Release, GoodWeave Licensee The Rug Company Introduced Four New Rugs to Its In-house Studio Collection, January 30, 2017

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