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Working to End Child Labor: RugMark USA

Recently, I posted a preview of our interview with Nina Smith, the head of a fascinating organization that is stomping out child labor in the handwoven carpet industry. Smith, who had worked for years on fair trade issues, says she was drawn to RugMark USA because the group's "single issue, single industry approach creates greater opportunity for market penetration, enabling faster results on the ground." Read more about RugMark USA in Smith's full interview here. And let us know what you think about RugMark's approach to eliminating child labor. Do you share Smith's optimism about eradicating this problem? Do you know of any similar projects operating in other industries? Have you ever purchased a certified rug? Scroll down to post a comment.


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