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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 and raised in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district, Anu is the youngest of a family of four children. Anu’s parents had a difficult time raising her and her siblings with the little money they earned working in a carpet factory. Though they were illiterate, Anu’s parents understood the importance of education and let their children attend school. Anu’s three older brothers were the first to attend, but after money ran out, they had to drop out and work in the carpet factory.

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

Spotlight On Retailers

Rebecca and Brian Robins

Kush Handmade Rugs, in Portland, Oregon, is the creation of Rebecca Leurie and Brian Robins, who offer an array of GoodWeave® certified rugs. Appreciating the opportunity to educate and promote fair labor practices, Rebecca says that "GoodWeave gives our gallery a voice when we purchase rugs. Much like our clients, we are voting with our dollars to encourage producers to uphold the GoodWeave standard."

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  • Kush Handmade RugsPortland, Oregon
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Press Release, GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize, October 10, 2014

ABC News, A Look at Nobel Peace Winner Kailash Satyarthi, October 10, 2014

The New Yorker, A Fitting Nobel for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Amy Davidson, October 10, 2014

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