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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

Growing up in Ratanpur, Nepal, Maya watched as her father traded away her two older brothers. The boys were sent to work as servants to repay her father’s gambling losses. As the last child remaining, Maya dreaded she’d be next. And then she was.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Walter Chapin

Christine and Walter Chapin launched Company C Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, on a hunch that consumers would respond well to less traditional options in Oriental rug designs. That insight paid off, and as the company took hold, the Chapins signed up with the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure that its mills hired only skilled adult weavers.

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Industry Spotlight

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  • Interior ResourcesDallas, Texas
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