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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...

COVID-19 Update and Response

Most of our teams around the world are now teleworking, and those who are unable to do so are following Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Certification labels are being issued. We have adapted protocols and operations to continue issuing labels throughout the crisis peri...

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 Australian Legislation and Leading Carpet Brands Lead the Movement Against Modern Slavery

Australia’s Modern Slavery Act of 2018 heralds a robust step in the fight against the egregious global practices of child labour and slavery. Many consumers and businesses have welcomed the law. Among its supporters are 10 GoodWeave licensed Australian rug companies, already the country’s bus...

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...

Is Child Labor Out of Fashion?

This article was written by GoodWeave CEO Nina Smith and first appeared on C&A Foundation’s Blog (now Laudes Foundation) on May 15, 2019.

The hidden supply chain

This March I met 12-year-old Arshi in front of her small house, where her parents, Jousef and Parveen, had stretched a...

GoodWeave Congratulates Stephanie Odegard on Winning the 2018 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

The award is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals who embody the courage, commitment, and leadership in raising awareness and bringing solutions to ending child labor.  The award is U.S. Congressionally mandated and honors the life of Iqbal Masih, a Pakistani child who was sold into slave...