MSNBC video feature on GoodWeave

There was a web piece on MSNBC last week about the work of the GoodWeave organization. In addition to being happy every time the work of Goodweave is noted in the media, I was also pleasantly surprised to see that the piece also  included some words of wisdom from an old friend, John Howe, who is well known in the collector circles of Rugdom.

John was helping to explain the distinction between production of carpets on a commercial scale which may exploit children for cheap labor, and the transmission of weaving skills from mother to daughter in cultures with an ancient tradition of rug-weaving, such as Persia (Iran) and Turkey.

Our carpets are produced in manufactories in India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and we are committed to supporting the excellent work of Goodweave in these countries.