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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

Akkas lived with his parents and five siblings in the Ratan District of Nepal. His father earned a meager salary as a rickshaw driver but spent most of it on liquor. Akkas could not afford the school admission fee and was forced to drop out of his studies and, in his words, "drop his dream."

One day his parents borrowed the equivalent of $7 from a thekedar (debt broker) in exchange for Akkas and his older sister. Akkas was taken to a carpet factory, where he was forced to weave rugs from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. with one break to eat.

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

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Jack and Merikay Green

When Dallas-based Interior Resources opened over 35 years ago, it was solely a commercial contract flooring company. Eight years later, owners Jack and Merikay Green restructured their business into a design trade flooring showroom. Since then, they have developed into a highly respected designer resource for exclusive carpet and rug lines.

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Take Part, Did a Child Make Your Rug? This Short Film Will Show You Why It Matters, by Kristina Bravo, September 1, 2014

The CNN Freedom Project, Time to get children out of factories and into schools, by Nina Smith, August 31, 2014

Decorator's Notebook, 5 questions to ask before you buy a rug, by Bethan John, August 27, 2014

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