An estimated 250,000 children help make handmade carpets around the world. Children as young as five have been found tying knots by hand under arduous conditions that wreak havoc with the muscular-skeletal systems.
Julia Moulden/Huffington Post My column runs on Saturdays, so you’re likely reading this on the weekend. Are you barefoot, and luxuriating in soft carpeting under your toes as you relax? And did you know that you can influence whether the rugs you buy for your home and office are made with child labour or not? [...]