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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

Parang suffered years of pain and illness as an abused boy and child laborer in Nepal. Today, he aspires to become a doctor. With the support of GoodWeave, he will soon help others to overcome the pain he knows too well.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Salman Khan and Kerry Smith

In 2001, while working and studying in Kathmandu, Salman Khan and Kerry Smith envisioned an approach to carpet-making based on the desire of customers for freedom of expression in designing their living and working environments. They named their venture Lapchi―Tibetan for "abode of creative energy"―and partnered with the GoodWeave® rug certification program to assure clients that their highly customized designs are accompanied by the best labor practices.

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Industry Spotlight

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