Faces of Freedom: Visions of Hope for Child Laborers

Faces of Freedom Photo Exhibit Comes to Macy's Herald Square

June 28, 2011 - July 22, 2011

New York City

Macy's hosted GoodWeave’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit at its flagship Herald Square store in Manhattan. Herald Square Macy's is one of ten targeted stores to offer its customers several exclusive collections of area rugs certified child-labor-free by GoodWeave. (Click here for a store list).

Faces of Freedom takes viewers behind the scenes of South Asia's carpet factories and inside the lives of the children in weaving communities who are assisted by GoodWeave. The images, captured by human rights documentarian, U. Roberto Romano, connect Macy's customers to the ancient craft of rug making and the real-life difference that they can make by purchasing a GoodWeave certified rug. Click here to view the exhibition online.

A small selection of GoodWeave certified rugs accompanied the 8th floor exhibition, providing a sample of the many beautiful designs of certified rugs available for purchase in Macy's Fine Rug Gallery on the 9th floor. Visit Macy's Herald Square at 151 West 34th St., New York, NY.

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    About the Photographer

    U. Roberto Romano

    U. Roberto Romano

    Award-winning human rights educator, filmmaker and photographer U. Roberto Romano began his activism on the issue of child labor in 1995…

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    About GoodWeave

    GoodWeave works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. The GoodWeave label is your best assurance that no illegal child labor was used in the making of a carpet or rug. Since GoodWeave's founding, the number of South Asian children trapped in illegal and exploitative carpet-making work has dropped from 1 million to 250,000. Now more children are going to school and living with hope for the future.

    About UNICEF

    For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing problems that contribute to child mortality. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival.

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