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Goodweave is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “is helping to combat this problem and transform the rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs."

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For some people a rug is a functional thing, for others it’s art. A handmade carpet can drastically improve the way a room looks–it can bring an exotic flair to an otherwise muted decor. The problem with handmade rugs is that they are often made by children. Child labor continues to be a problem across the world, and it’s especially bad in the handmade carpet industry–there are more than 250,000 children currently being exploited. Goodweave is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “is helping to combat this problem and transform the rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs and by providing education and opportunities to rescued and at-risk children.”

Weave Some Good into the World

The best way to better understand what Goodweave does is to read some of their Children’s Stories. This is an organization that is changing lives and making the world a better place. So far Goodweave has rescued nearly 4,000 kids, and that number will continue to grow. This is also good for people who love fine, handmade carpets because they get to buy products that are certified child-labor-free. You can learn more about how that works by reading the Goodweave FAQ. If you like what Goodweave is doing, check out their Careers page. Right now they’re looking for a Program Assistant.

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