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SESSION RECORDING – Can Holistic Due Diligence Stop Child Labor? Exploring Strategies in Global Supply Chains

Session Recording:

Our virtual side session, part of the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector took place on February 23, 2024. To view the session recording, click here.

Background:

The OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment a...

GoodWeave’s annual raffle returns with a gorgeous, luxury rug from The Rug Company!

The winning prize – Caldera, is inspired by Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring. Skillfully handknotted by artisans in Nepal using the finest wool and bamboo silk, the rug bears the GoodWeave label to ensure no child labor was involved its creation.

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Shilpa Nadhan and Shamarukh Mohiuddin join GoodWeave board of directors

These key additions strengthen organizational expertise in South Asia and other regions of the world where child and forced labor are prevalent, as well as on issues related to GoodWeave’s mission including human migration and trafficking, labor rights, women’s empowerment, supply chains, ESG...

GoodWeave launches new Cobalt Fund and GoodStone™ initiative to end child and worker exploitation in Congolese artisanal mining sector

Initial funds raised will support design phase work to develop the GoodStone™ initiative – a pilot project to address child and forced labor in artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – as well as provide support to front-line human rights groups addressing urgent nee...

GoodWeave welcomes Micaela Vivero and Silvia Mera to the team

“Between Micaela and Silvia, our work to end child labor in global supply chains is being strengthened, thanks to the whole new set of critical expertise they bring—from communications and sustainable markets, to the fashion industry and modern slavery,” said Nina Smith, CEO of GoodWeave In...

GoodWeave International endorses ILO’s call to action in the global garment industry

The pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on every facet of the global garment sector: brands, suppliers, workers—and their families. Countries are in lockdown and factories are closed. In the immediate term, this means jobs have disappeared and workers have no money. Their very livelihood...

Better Brick Nepal Standard Consultation Open Until May 30, 2020

The purpose of the review is to evaluate issues that have been collected through monitoring and evaluation activities regarding standard interpretation, compliance and context over the past five years. Stakeholder engagement is critical for a robust review process. All stakeholder feedback is wel...

The human cost of cheap prices

This article was written by Phyllis Kurlander Constanza and first appeared on  UBS Stories on January 29, 2020.

Cheap prices come at a terrible cost to some Swathes of the fashion industry rely on child labor to keep up with the demands of retailers looking for new, cheaper produc...

New Soft Furnishings Certification Scheme Unlocks Ethical Supply Chains

All products certified, such as cushion covers, pouffes and table covers, will feature a unique, GoodWeave numbered label. The first companies in the UK to sign up are Namaste (namaste-uk.com) and Myakka (myakka.co.uk). The scheme is initially available to all companies which import woven soft fu...

GoodWeave Celebrates 25 Years of Ending Child Labor in India

On March 13, 2019, GoodWeave celebrated its 25th anniversary in New Delhi with the board members, stakeholders, and founder Kailash Satyarthi. GoodWeave presented Kailash with an honorary award. Pictured is Kul Gautam, GoodWeave International board member, Nina Smith, GoodWeave CEO, Arshi, studen...