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Ariana Rugs Earns First GoodWeave Child-labor-free Certification in Afghanistan

Ariana Rugs, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, has joined the GoodWeave® certification program, marking an international milestone as the first importer of Afghanistan rugs with a supply chain that is certified child-labor-free.

GoodWeave, VisionSpring Eye Better Conditions for Afghanistan Weavers in Eyeglass Distribution Partnership

GoodWeave has teamed up with VisionSpring to provide eyeglasses to 1,000 weavers in Afghanistan.

GoodWeave USA Executive Director EXCELs

Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave USA, has been named a recipient of the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2012 EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership, The Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced October 17. The competitive award highlights organizations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for outstanding nonprofit chief executive leadership.

Eleventh Annual GoodWeave® Rug Raffle Features the Milton Glaser for Lapchi Collection’s “Fruits of Labor” Carpet

GoodWeave USA has launched its 11th annual rug raffle, featuring a limited edition, child-labor-free certified carpet designed by world-renowned graphic artist Milton Glaser. For as little as $25, entrants have a chance to win the hand knotted, silk and wool "Fruits of Labor," donated by GoodWeave member company Lapchi LLC. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit's programs to end child labor in the rug industry and provide educational opportunities to children in the weaving communities of Nepal, India and Afghanistan.

Custom Cool Launches Second Annual Rug Raffle Benefitting GoodWeave

Custom Cool, a member of GoodWeave's child-labor-free certification program, has launched its second annual rug raffle, featuring "Summer Ikat." For as little as $25, entrants have a chance to win the GoodWeave certified 8' x 10' wool, nettle and silk rug. Hand knotted in Nepal and retailing over $7,000.

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