is a global nonprofit organization working to end illegal child
labor in the carpet industry and offer educational opportunities
to children in India, Nepal, and Pakistan. It does this
through loom and factory monitoring, consumer labeling, and running
schools for former child workers.
recruits carpet producers and importers to make and sell carpets
that are free of illegal child labor. By
agreeing to adhere to RUGMARK's strict no child labor guidelines,
and by permitting random inspections of carpet looms, manufacturers
receive the right to put the RUGMARK label on their carpets. The
label provides the best possible assurance that children were
not employed in the making of a rug. It also verifies that a portion
of the carpet price is contributed to the rehabilitation and education
of former child weavers.