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Children's Stories

From the time he was born, Pravin's parents wanted only the best for him. They both worked long hours in a Kathmandu carpet factory, and despite their meager income, they managed to send Pravin to school until he was seven years old.

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.

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

John Kurtz

John Kurtz, designer and owner of New Moon, is a nationally recognized artist and a renowned rug historian. Over the years, through his PBS television series, John has introduced millions of viewers to the world of Oriental rugs. As a founding member of GoodWeave®, New Moon is helping to abolish illegal child labor in the carpet industry, while ensuring its rugs are beautiful inside and out.

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  • New MoonWilmington, Delaware
  • Joseph Carini CarpetsNew York, New York
  • LapchiPortland, Oregon
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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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