Since this is Fair Trade month I wanted to point out different companies that are Fair Trade Certified. Most people may not fully know the history of the beautiful rugs that can be found in numerous homes and offices come from. Unfortunately the majority of the rugs sold here in the U.S were made by children in other countries. The rug industry has one of the highest child labor rates in the world. More than 250,000 children in South Asia between the ages of 4 and 14 are forced to trade their childhoods and their futures for endless hours of hard labor on carpet looms. Many are kidnapped or trafficked. These children are caught in a form of modern-day slavery, unable to break free without help.
I have found a company called Good Weave. This company basically helps raise awareness on this issue by educating people and by partnering up with companies that sell Fair trade rugs.
Please visit this website for more information: http://www.goodweave.org/home.php