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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

Gita was advancing steadily through her village’s tiny school with hopes of becoming a teacher when her father suddenly died. Her mother struggled to support the family of nine, but couldn’t earn enough. Gita was forced to drop out of sixth grade and move 50 miles west to Kathmandu. Gita would work for food and shelter in a carpet factory, her mother reasoned, and there would be one less mouth to feed.

Click here to read more about Gita 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

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