This is such amazing and exciting news...that GoodWeave’s founder, Kailash Satyarthi, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday. He shares this honor with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning on behalf of girls’ education.
Julie Dasher Rugs supports Goodweave's mission as a licensed importer. We donate a percentage of our profits to this wonderful cause. As you consider purchasing a beautiful rug, keep in mind that there are still hundreds of thousands of children enslaved to the loom making rugs and losing their childhood.
In the announcement from Oslo, committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland said: “Children must go to school and not be financially exploited. It is a prerequisite for peaceful global development that the rights of children and young people be respected. In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the violation of children leads to the continuation of violence from generation to generation.”
Look for the Goodweave label on your rug to assure that only adult artisans worked to make your rug.
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