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New collections from industry leader, Loloi Rugs, now GoodWeave certified
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 – Loloi Rugs, a design leader and GoodWeave licensee, has released its fall rug collections carrying the GoodWeave® certification label. All its handcrafted collections made in India, such as Helena, Rayan, and Nala, display the label which provides assurance the rugs were produced without child, forced or bonded labor.
Uncovering and Eradicating Child Labour in Hidden Supply Chains
Hem Moktan is my colleague at GoodWeave in Nepal where he manages educational programming and care of former child labourers and children at-risk of exploitation. Hem rescued some of these same children from labour in his previous role as a supply chain inspection officer for GoodWeave. As a former child labourer himself, this work is deeply personal to him.
GoodWeave International launches pilot project in Bangladesh to provide apparel workers COVID-19 relief and uncover hidden supply chains
Project funded by UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Better Brick Nepal project achieves milestone: 10 brick kilns certified for 2020
Despite the challenges of operating during the pandemic, 10 brick kilns in Nepal were certified free of child, forced and bonded labor through the Better Brick Nepal (BBN) project on Sept. 4, 2020 by the Certification Committee. This is one more than last year.
Hem Moktan: He Made It
Hem Moktan was 13 years old when he was rescued from a carpet factory in Kathmandu by a GoodWeave inspector. He was enrolled in GoodWeave’s transit home for rescued children where he received an education. He now works to protect other children and serves as Child Development Officer at Nepal GoodWeave Foundation. Hem’s story demonstrates how GoodWeave’s work transforms both global supply chains and individual lives. View both short and long versions of the film.
COVID-19 Update and Response
As we all pull together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate business disruptions, GoodWeave International has taken a number of steps to continue operations, as well as support workers, children and partner companies during this crisis.