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Afghan Carpets: Cutting, Washing, Profiting

Sunday, 13th November 2016 Back to film
90% of Afghanistan's carpets are exported to Pakistan, where they are cut, washed and sold onto international markets. By not finishing the carpets within Afghanistan, Afghanistan's economy loses approximately $450 million every year. ISHKAR's carpets are 100% made in Afghanistan - from weaving to the final finish - meaning the people who weave the rugs get more value for their work.