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Children's Stories

Prakash’s life had a modest but happy beginning. Prakash lived with his parents and three siblings in a remote village in Nepal’s Chitwan district. Prakash’s father was in poor health and could not do manual labor; Prakash’s mother earned money from the small patch of infertile land the family owned and part-time work on other farms. Prakash was enrolled in school and advanced to the third grade. Although they were living in poverty, the family was content.

Click here to read more about Prakash 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

  • Company CConcord, New Hampshire
  • Stephanie Odegard CollectionNew York, New York
  • LapchiPortland, 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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