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.Learn More »
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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