How You Can Help
Get Involved with The Most Beautiful Rug: RugMark’s Campaign to End Child Labor
You can be part of this partnership among rug-weaving communities, businesses, supporters and consumers in several ways:
Look for the RugMark label
The certified and individually numbered RugMark label is your assurance that no child labor was used in the manufacture of a carpet or rug and that a portion of the purchase price helps to educate children instead. Join a growing group of socially responsible consumers around the world who are sending the powerful signal that they will not support products made through inhumane working conditions.
RugMark certified rugs are available at many retail locations across the United States.
You can also shop for a certified rug online.
Spread the Word
Research shows that most people are not aware of the exploitation of children in the South Asian carpet industry. If you know someone who may be in the market for a handmade carpet, please let them know that purchasing one with the RugMark label offers them assurance that no child labor was used in the manufacture their carpet or rug and contributes to a long-term solution to exploitative working conditions.