Monday, September 20, 2010

GoodWeave: Carpet with a Conscience

We all love exotic woven carpets made of natural protein-based fibers, like silk and wool, especially when they’re imported from foreign lands. But, did it ever occur to you that child-labor laws do not exist in many of the countries that supply the rug industry in North America?

RugMark USA is a nonprofit organization seeking to end child labor in the carpet industry. RugMark produces a Sourcebook listing more than 70 rug companies in North America carrying products free of child labor.

So the next time you are looking for a carpet or rug, be sure to look for the GoodWeave label, certifying a manufacturer's product is child-labor free.

Check out GoodWeave's website at: http://www.rugmark.org

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