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Los Angeles, CA, 6/26/2009 - The Faces of Freedom traveling photo exhibition will be on display at Dwell on Design, held in the Los Angeles Convention Center June 26-28.

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04/16/2009 Washington, DC - RugMark’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit makes its West Coast debut at the San Francisco Design Center May 13 to June 13. This collection of black and white and color photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano in South Asia, depict illegal child labor in the handmade rug industry and RugMark’s innovative child-labor- free rug certification program designed to eradicate it.  More>
03/19/2009 Washington, DC - On the heels of its new showroom opening, Robin Gray Design has joined the 60-plus companies partnering with RugMark to put an end to child labor in the handmade rug industry.  More>
03/10/2009 Washington, DC - Seven North American rug companies recently joined RugMark to help put an end to exploitive child labor in the handmade rug industry. NIBA Rug Collections and The Rug Studio, along with Apeiron, Custom Cool, Dai Living, Layne Goldsmith , and Sara Schneidman, bring the number of licensees to 62, whose RugMark certified rugs currently account for more than 3% of the handmade rugs sold in the U.S.  More>
RugMark in the News

 Interior Design, "Odegard Opens San Francisco Showroom," by Nicholas Tamarin, June 4, 2009 
 The Huffington Post, "Stop Walking on Little Children," by Lisa Sharkey, May 20, 2009 
 Voice of America, “TV Ashna Segment on RugMark," May 18, 2009 
 Dwell Events, "Odegard Flagship at the San Francisco Design Center," May 14, 2009 
 Social Edge/Global X, Nina Smith - RugMark Video Interview, May 2009, "Dwell on Design: Faces of Freedom," by Sarah Rich, May 2009 
 UNICEF Field Notes, "Faces of Freedom photo exhibit," by Kate Weber, May 11, 2009, "Exhibit puts face on child labor in rug industry," May 8, 2009 
 Inside Sustainable Design Blog, "Building a sustainable supply chain: the effectiveness of partnership," by Zairo, May 7, 2009 
 Voiceless Children on Blogspot, "How to Save a Life," April 28, 2009 
 Ashoka Changemakers, "A Rug Campaign Leaves its Mark on the Child Labor Industry," by Andrea Boston, Apr 16, 2009 
 GW Hatchet, "GW UNICEF Festival Raises Awareness of Child Labor," by Becky Reeves, April 2, 2009 
 Ebru TV, "World Affairs, Child Labor Episode," March 26, 2009 
 Rug Insider, "Rug Designer Robin Gray Joins RugMark Efforts, Opens New Showroom," March 24, 2009 
 Furniture World, "Rug Designer Robin Gray Opens New Santa Fe Showroom," March 20, 2009 
 Fair Trade on, "Can Fair Trade End Human Trafficking?" by Zarah Patriana, March 20, 2009, "Weaving Together For a Good Cause," March 20, 2009 
 DC Magazine, "Scene in DC: RugMark / Facing It," March/April 2009 
 Floor Daily, "Non-Profit RugMark Adds Seven Licensees," March 18, 2009 
 Furniture World, "Seven Rug Companies Join RugMark To Fight Child Labor," March 17, 2009 
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