Some labels just tell you what you’re buying.

This one tells the world what you’re doing.

The GoodWeave Label

The GoodWeave label means that no child, forced or bonded labor was used in the making of a certified product, and that your purchase supports programs that educate children and ensure decent work for adults. Here’s how it works.


Each GoodWeave label has a unique code that can be traced back to the licensed producer.

Label Criteria

Licensed producers must meet the requirements of the GoodWeave Standard–a standard rooted in three unwavering principles:

  • No child labor is allowed
  • No forced or bonded labor is allowed
  • Workplace conditions are documented and verifiable

GoodWeave makes regular, unannounced inspections of all production facilities that cover tier one factories and all outsourced production, including homes, to verify compliance with this Standard.

These producers also undergo a separate annual audit to document their performance against the Standard’s following progress principles:

  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining are recognized
  • No discrimination is practiced
  • Decent working conditions are respected, including workplace safety and health, wages, working hours, and disciplinary practices
  • Negative environmental impacts of production are identified and minimized

 

Label Issuance

GoodWeave certification labels are issued to licensed producers selling products to licensed importers.

  • Only licensed producers can use the GoodWeave label
  • Producers must first be approved by GoodWeave’s Certification Committee in order to be licensed and use the label
  • Licensed producers and their subcontractors must comply with the GoodWeave Standard
  • The Certification Committee reviews all cases of noncompliance

 

Credibility

Meaningful labels help guide informed purchasing decisions. Use the following criteria when evaluating any label claim:

  • The claim is clear and free from misleading details
  • It is based on substantiated evidence
  • Its system is transparent  and information about the claim is freely available and accessible
  • There are significant controls as to how the label is issued and used

As a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, GoodWeave complies with ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice, which are seen as a global reference for developing credible standards. As part of this compliance, GoodWeave is independently assessed by the IOAS against the ISO 17065 standard, which ensures that the organization is free of external pressure, is transparent, has quality control, and producers are treated equally.

 

Find a GoodWeave certified product near you.

 

Watch Stand with Sanju and learn how you can stop child labor by buying products with the GoodWeave label.