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GoodWeave to Exhibit at Leading Home Textile Show

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Deadline Extended – Feedback on the Standard can be submitted through Friday, January 11, 2019

GoodWeave’s project is a two-year pilot in northern India to establish and test a new sourcing system, which will tackle child and forced labor in informal apparel, fashion jewelry and home textiles supply chains, especially at the homeworker level. The approach establishes and monitors strict ...

GoodWeave Approach Reduces Child Labor in Home-Based Carpet Production in Afghanistan Over Five Year Period

The report entitled, “Preventing Child Labor in Home-Based Carpet Production in Afghanistan,” was prepared by Afghan Australian Research and Management Consulting (ARM Consulting), and is the product of a rigorous independent evaluation of GoodWeave’s programming in the country from 2013-20...

GoodWeave International Names New Board Chair, Welcomes New Board Member and Fills Key Executive Position

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Shusma Pokhrel appointed as the new Executive Director for GoodWeave Nepal Foundation

Prior to accepting this appointment, Shusma served for more than ten years as Director for Family Based Care Program and Advocacy at SOS Children’s Village in Nepal. Prior to that she was the National Child Safeguarding Focal Point for SOS Nepal, and was involved in the Task Force at South As...

Consultation (Closed December 31, 2017): Draft Standard for Apparel, Fashion Jewelry, and Home Textiles

GoodWeave is field testing the applicability of the existing GoodWeave Standard principles and requirements in new sectors including apparel and textile supply chains, with a specific focus on informal home-based production. As part of this standard development process, we welcome feedback from ...

GoodWeave Teams Up with Grund America to Help Create a Child-Labor-Free Industry

Grund America’s first collection of GoodWeave certified rugs is the Charleston series. The handmade Charleston bath rug, a durable looped construction, has a reversible design and is made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton. The GOTS certification means the process is monitored from cotton fi...

GoodWeave Expands Label Scheme from Rugs to Home Textiles in the UK and Gives Design Industry Means to Turn Back on Exploitation

The GoodWeave labelling scheme is expanding into home textiles, including throws, pillows, poufs and cushion covers. The expansion of GoodWeave’s certification programme, which to date has worked to eradicate child, slave and forced labour in the hand-made rug sector and to educate rescued chil...

GoodWeave Brings Its Powerful Anti-Child-Labor Message to The Rug Show New York, September 2017

GoodWeave will promote its child-labor-free certification program at this year’s New York edition of The Rug Show. The September trade event of more than 70 domestic and international exhibitors is one of the rug industry’s most influential gatherings. GoodWeave’s participation will showcas...

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...