Afghanistanica pointed out a program that Carpetblog can really get behind. Thanks to Juniata College, a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, you can buy pretty carpets made by an Afghan women's cooperative organized by the Ghazni Rural Support Program (GRSP). A portion of the proceeds will pay for scholarships for young Afghans to attend the college.
Learn more about the program here and look at all the pretty carpets! Fair prices, too.
What's not to like about that? It's much easier than shopping on Chicken Street in Kabul with armed guards. Carpetbuying should be a force for good, helping women and young people out.