Four Rug Companies Join GoodWeave

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Four more rug companies have joined GoodWeave, the international nonprofit working to end child labor in the rug industry, which now brings the total of North American importers using the label to 80.

The new GoodWeave companies are Kim Parker Home, a 10-year-old company founded by artist, textile designer and author Kim Parker; Square Foot by Lina Miranda, a Brazilian company that creates handmade, vegetable-dyed rugs at sizes up to 300 square feet and is Goodweave's first South American member; Proper Rugs, which offers hand-knotted wool and silk Tibetan rugs; and RugGuy Galleriez, which has high-end Tibetan rugs.

"In joining GoodWeave, these industry leaders are helping bring GoodWeave closer to its 2011 goal of capturing a 6 percent market share for child-labor-free rugs," said Nina Smith, executive director of GoodWeave USA. "That means a lot more than contributing to a given company's bottom line: Every percentage point in market gain prevents an estimated 1,000 children from entering the workforce, not to mention generating the funds to rescue and educate hundreds of other working children."

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