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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

The eldest of six children, Anjana has spent most of her childhood helplessly watching her abusive father push the family deeper and deeper into debt because of his heavy drinking. The young Anjana bravely tried to meet expectations thrust upon her to become the breadwinner of her family, but did so at great costs, emotionally and physically.

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

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Salman Khan and Kerry Smith

In 2001, while working and studying in Kathmandu, Salman Khan and Kerry Smith envisioned an approach to carpet-making based on the desire of customers for freedom of expression in designing their living and working environments. They named their venture Lapchi―Tibetan for "abode of creative energy"―and partnered with the GoodWeave® rug certification program to assure clients that their highly customized designs are accompanied by the best labor practices.

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Industry Spotlight

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