GoodWeave, a nonprofit devoted to exposing the dark side of the hand-woven rug industry.
Philanthropy Today reports, "The group was founded in 1994 by Kailash Satyarthi, a human-rights
activist in New Delhi. He mounted dangerous raids on factories and
reunited kidnapped child workers with their families.
But he realized he couldn’t stop the problem just with rescue
efforts, so he decided he needed to find a way to persuade companies
that it was bad business to hire children.
To that end, GoodWeave persuades retailers throughout North America
and Europe to promise to sell only carpets that are made by workers who
are at least 14, and offers merchants a certification logo to show
consumers they meet that standard and others. For example, rug sellers
must ensure that their suppliers and exporters don’t hire child workers."