Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

 
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Picturing an End to Child Labor
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    Nearly a decade ago, a single photograph captured the plight of one million ‘carpet kids’ and helped launch RugMark USA’s campaign to end child labor. Rescued nine year-old Laxmi Shrestha, with her stoic yet innocent expression, was seen in stores and homes throughout North America. Laxmi came to symbolize the tragic...
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has received 11 donations
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Facing Child Labor
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    In April, the true beauty behind "The Most Beautiful Rug" campaign was revealed when two former child weavers from Nepal came to the U.S. to tell American audiences their stories. Thousands came face-to-face with child labor and millions more heard their collective voice when Sanita Lama, Jaya Bhandari and RugMark...
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    "The Most Beautiful Rug" Rolled Out
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    With "The Most Beautiful Rug" now in its first full year, RugMark has evaluated the campaign strategies and written the following detailed report to share with our current and prospective investors.
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Behind the Loom: The Story of Hem Moktan
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    Every rug has a story; some are quietly woven into the fabric. This story takes you behind the loom to tell you the story of a child weaver. Hem Moktan grew up in a squatter settlement in Nepal. His parents earned a small wage as farm laborers, but it was barely enough to feed their six children. So when a man came to...
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    • child labor
      child labor How do you ensure that RugMark labeled rugs are not made of child labor. Carpets are made in villages 10 to 50kilometers away from carpet exporter. Is it possible for each exporters to sit on carpet weaver to watch? The truth is carpets are woven in small village individual house. Your can picture of weaver house in my... Read more »
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    • RugMark USA
      RugMark USA Dear "child labor" - Thank you for your thoughtful question. You are absolutely right that carpet weaving in South Asia takes place everywhere from a factory in Kathmandu to an individual's home in Mirzapur. And it is indeed difficult for an exporter to watch. That is why RugMark is there to watch. RugMark is... Read more »
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has received 7 donations
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Nina Smith

GoodWeave Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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