STANDARDS CONSULTATIONS

GoodWeave established a multi-stakeholder Standards Committee and solicited its first public consultations on the expanded Standard for its certification program in 2010. Two rounds of initial public consultations were held, with the aims of informing, involving, collaborating with, and empowering a variety of stakeholders. Feedback was received and considered by the Standards Committee in developing the draft for the new, expanded Standard.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT WORK PROGRAM


STANDARD STATUS CONTACT
GoodWeave Generic International Standard for Rug Producers Current version 3.0 came into effect January 1st, 2016. Review by the GoodWeave Standards Committee is underway. Learn more. Standards@GoodWeave.org
Draft Standard for Embellished Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Home Textiles First consultation on draft standard completed June 2017. Review by Standards Committee is underway. Learn more. Standards@GoodWeave.org
Better Brick — Nepal Standard Final version 1.0 approved by the BBN Standards Committee in August 2015. Next review TBD. Learn more. BBNstandard@GoodWeave.org

 

The links for more information provided above lead to the public summary of draft standards, which include the project description and additional background describing the objectives, rationale and timelines for draft standard development/revisions. All interested parties are invited to participate in public consultations on standards in development as well as the public summary itself.

RESULTS OF PAST STANDARDS CONSULTATIONS


Consultations on GoodWeave’s expanded standard were first held in 2010. Following this, GoodWeave developed a centralized certification system to support the implementation of the expanded standard, which was pilot tested in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Public consultations were again held on the first stage of certification principles and requirements to be phased in. The final draft was posted online, and made available for public comment in 2014. As part of the process, the GoodWeave Standards Committee considered more than 300 individual comments in each round from a wide range of stakeholders, and released a final draft based on the feedback received. Documents pertaining to these consultations, including stakeholder comments and resulting changes to the draft, are available to view using the links below.

 

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