RugMark is working to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.

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Calendar of Events

As part of The Most Beautiful Rug, RugMark is hosting and/or participating in a series of public and trade events to engage everyone involved with rug purchasing in the Campaign to End Child Labor. Return to this page regularly for information about upcoming news and events. 

  Robin Gray Design Grand Opening Event

04/27/2009 Santa Fe, NM

Continuing its successful U.S. tour, RugMark’s Faces of Freedom photo exhibit on solutions to child labor in the rug industry will make its next stop in Santa Fe. Robin Gray Design will host the exhibit from April 27 through May 1, 2009 at its newly opened Carpet and Rug Studio. Gray’s “rugs less ordinary” offer inspiration from her interests as a weaver, textile artist, architect and world traveler.

“Robin’s gorgeous RugMark certified rugs remind us that the beauty of a carpet is inextricably linked to the people who made it,” says Nina Smith, RugMark USA’s Executive Director, who will speak at the weeks’ closing event May 1. “Thanks to the commitment of businesspeople like Robin, children in South Asia are going to school instead of laboring on the looms.”

Gray’s rugs allude to traditional designs but are made contemporary and unique through the use of fresh colors, dimensional textures and striking patterns. Her designs reflect her attraction to the muted hues of natural vegetable dyes and the vivid palettes of Mexico, India and the Middle East. “My aim,” says Robin Gray, “is to preserve the cultural heritage and help sustain the livelihoods of my artisan partners. Dealer locations and more information are available at (505) 995-8411 or visit

  Miami International Airport

10/15/2009 Miami, FL

Faces of Freedom will be jointly displayed with Odegard carpets in a new gallery space at the Miami International Airport.