I first learned about child slave labor in Asian rug manufacturing factories about 4 years ago. I was appalled to hear first hand stories of young children forced against their will to weave rugs for long hours in dismal conditions at slave (if any) wages. I vowed then and there to offer only rugs that are certified to be free of child labor. If inexpensive hand made wood rugs are inexpensive because children were forced to weave them, I want no part in that rug sale.
Here is a great recap on the internationally known Good Weave program and my favorite hand made rug suppliers at Azadi rugs in Telluride. Not only are their rugs certified child labor free, their service is excellent and you can trade your rug in at any time for a different style or size! Thanks Azadi, for being a Good Weave Champion. You and your company totally rock.
BUSINESS BRIEFS | AZADI Fine Rugs Becomes GoodWeave a Certified Champion