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QUOGUE, N.Y.–Custom Cool, a member of GoodWeave’s child-labor-free certification program, has launched its second annual rug raffle, featuring Custom Cool’s Summer Ikat design, shown. All proceeds will benefit GoodWeave’s programs to end child labor in the rug industry and provide educational opportunities to children in the weaving communities of Nepal, India and Afghanistan.
“Custom Cool is proud to work with GoodWeave to improve the lives of ‘carpet kids’—transitioning them from loom to classroom and certifying every single one of our rugs to be child-labor-free,” said Eliza Gatfield , Custom Cool’s CEO and design director.
Raffle tickets are $25 each, five for $100, 10 for $200, 25 for $500, 50 for $1,000 or 125 for $2,500. Individuals may purchase tickets at GoodWeave.org/CustomCoolRaffle through Aug. 23, or by contacting the GoodWeave office at 202-234-9050. The drawing will be held in Custom Cool’s showroom here on Aug. 25, and entrants need not be present to win.
The 8-by-10 wool, nettle and silk rug Summer Ikat design is handknotted in Nepal and retails for more than $7,000.