Monday, February 10, 2014

Help end child labor in rug making--Buy Goodweave-certified rugs

You may have seen the recent study by Harvard University that documented more than 3,000 cases of forced labor in India’s handmade carpet sector.  Awareness of this tragedy is the beginning of the end of child labor.  According to Goodweave, the non-profit based in Washington, D.C. working to end child labor in the handmade rug industry, there are over 250,000 children in Southeast Asia losing their childhoods due to bonded labor on the loom.

I don't believe that there any many people in this world who would knowingly buy rugs made by children.  To be sure that your rug is not made by a child, you can buy a Goodweave-certified rug.

Julie Dasher Rugs is a licensed importer with Goodweave and every one of our rugs has a label on the back of the rug which documents that it is child-labor free.  We donate a percentage of our profits each year to support education and community service in our weaving communities.

Photo courtesy of Goodweave
 Contact us to learn more or if you have other questions about our handmade rugs.