Travel Diary from GoodWeave Licensee Tania Johnson
During my most recent trip to Nepal, where I travel each year to meet with our manufacturer, I visited GoodWeave’s Hamro Ghar. Meaning “our home”, Hamro Ghar is a rehabilitation centre for children rescued from the rug looms. While it is illegal in Nepal for children under 14 years old to w...
Taking Child Protection into the Agricultural Sector
By Edward Millard, Rainforest Alliance
Agriculture is the single biggest offender when it comes to child labor: 98 million of the 168 million child laborers today are planting, harvesting, and controlling pests in the fields around the world. India is the world’s second largest tea p...
GoodWeave Secures UK Government Funding to Spearhead New Programs to End Child Labor
May 23, 2017
GoodWeave International (GoodWeave) has been named as one of ten successful bidders for a share of the first Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF), totaling up to £6m (or approximately $7.8 million), initiated by the UK Government. GoodWeave, the anti-chi...
Joint Campaign to Increase Child-Labor-Free Carpet Production in Nepal Launched at DOMOTEX 2017
January 21, 2017
Washington, DC – International carpet brands, Nepalese carpet producers, trade officials, and supporters of ethical business came together in the GoodWeave® booth at DOMOTEX on January 14th to launch a campaign to incentivize greater commitment to c...
Henzel Studio Partners With Paddle8 for an Auction of 23 Rugs to Benefit GoodWeave
January 6, 2017
Washington, DC – HENZEL STUDIO is proud to partner with Paddle8 for an auction of 23 rugs that will benefit GoodWeave®, the world’s leading international nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the carpet industry, while offering educa...
GoodWeave International Teams Up with UNICEF and TEPC to Boost Child-Labor-Free Carpet Production in Nepal
December 27, 2016
Washington, DC – An innovative program from GoodWeave International and UNICEF in Nepal, in cooperation with the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) of the Government of Nepal, promotes alliances between government and business to support Nepal...
GoodWeave Comes of Age
November 8, 2016
By Michael Christie, Rug Insider
In 1995 the first GoodWeave (née RugMark) certified carpets began arriving in the west and so began a journey which at its core, seeks to improve the lives of those who make the carpets we so love. The premise is twofold yet simple....
GoodWeave: A Global Reach
August 15, 2016
By Jeff Turrentine, Interiors Magazine
The furnishings we choose for our homes are supposed to make us feel good: to inspire and entice, to create comfort or elicit joy. To say that we “love” a particular item we use, see or appreciate every day is to ack...
In Light of ABC News Report, GoodWeave Encourages Due Diligence but Ongoing Charitable Support for Nepal
August 12, 2016
Washington, DC – On August 9, 2016, ABC News released a report titled “The Dark Side of Orphanage ‘Voluntourism’ in Nepal” which highlighted cases where well-meaning overseas donors inadvertently funded trafficking regimes by providing...
Endling Child Labor: The Dirty Business of Cleaning Up Supply Chains
June 11, 2016
Opinion Piece in Huffington Post by Nina Smith, CEO.
Made by Children. Instead of Made in China or Made in India, what if this was the label inside the neatly stacked sweaters on a department store shelf?
For most major brands, such a ...