Seven North American rug companies recently joined RugMark to help put an end to exploitive child labor in the handmade rug industry. Read More…
RugMark is making an impact. Perhaps the main reason why they may be leaving such a big mark is their single-minded mission. Rugmark is “devoted to building schools, programs and opportunities that give children back their childhoods by ending child labor in the handmade carpet industry in South Asia.”
That’s the kind of focus required to bring an end to child slavery and child labor abuses. Do your part. Purchase only RugMark certified carpets and rugs.
[…] to ask for more. No American would submit to these conditions, yet we close our eyes when Indian children are enslaved and workers across the third world are denied basic human rights. (After all, we wouldn’t […]
we are working on a project about child slavery. Can you give us some advice on how to improve people not making children to make carpets.
In a few short years, manufacturers will ensure that humans are fully removed from the manufacturing process so we wont have issues like this to worry about.
[…] skin. It’s little kids who have never seen the world outside the basements where they make carpets day and night, eating scraps from the floor and sleeping sitting up. It’s women kept in […]
[…] little kids who can’t remember what things look like outside the basements where they weave carpets . It’s women curled up in dark, windowless rooms, wishing for rescue, dreaming of seeing the […]
[…] killing them. Kids who know nothing about the world outside the basements where they weave the carpets. If they cut their fingers they have no treatment but to dip their fingers in hot oil — no […]