Doing Goods and GoodWeave join forces to prevent child laborJanuary 4, 2024
AMSTERDAM, January 4, 2024 – Today, GoodWeave International and home accessory brand Doing Goods, announce a new partnership to combat child and forced labor in carpet supply chains. GoodWeave operates a licensing and certification program which offers the best assurance that textile products are made without child and forced labor.
Doing Goods is GoodWeave’s second Dutch licensee. The company joins more than 195 other import and retail brands selling GoodWeave certified rugs and home textiles around the world. By becoming a GoodWeave licensee, the company commits to having its carpet supply chain in India audited annually and inspected randomly on an ongoing basis.
Doing Good’s entire signature Tapis Amis Collection now carries the GoodWeave® label, and certified rugs are available at Doing Goods retailers as well as at www.doing-goods.com. Additionally, Doing Goods will help further educate the marketplace about the need to eliminate child and worker exploitation in global supply chains by highlighting its commitment on its website and in other communications.
“We are very thankful to Doing Goods for taking a stand and playing a leadership role on this issue. The work we are doing together serves as an example for other companies in the Netherlands and around the world, especially with the Responsible and Sustainable International Business Conduct Act and similar laws forthcoming.” – GoodWeave International CEO Jon Jacoby
“The family we work with in India has been making carpets for generations. Our relationship is special, strong and equal. Together we have built a pleasant, clean and safe workplace for the makers. GoodWeave’s work fits in flawlessly with this: providing assurance that carpets are made without child or forced labor. We are therefore pleased with the start of our collaboration.” – Aanyoung Yeh, founder and creative director of Doing Goods
GoodWeave already works with Cunera Vloerbedekking, Woningtextiel en Meubelen B.V., a company that sells GoodWeave certified carpets in the Netherlands, and with Maison Deux B.V., the very first GoodWeave licensee in the Netherlands. Other companies such as Belgium-based Ashtari Carpets and UK-based Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs also sell GoodWeave certified carpets in the Dutch market. Each sale of a GoodWeave® labeled rug also supports programs that educate children and improve working conditions for adults in producer communities.
About GoodWeave International
GoodWeave — a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi — is the leading institution working to stop child labor in global supply chains. GoodWeave partners with companies and local producers communities to bring visibility to hidden supply chains; protect workers’ rights; provide assurance that products are free of child, forced and bonded labor; and restore childhoods. Look for the GoodWeave® certification label on rug and home textile products. Learn more at goodweave.org.
About Doing Goods
The story of Doing Goods began in 2010 with a big love for collecting treasures during the many travels of founders Jan Swinkels & Aanyoung Yeh. That inspiration was used to design their own fun filled collections; a treasure chest filled to the brim with animal rugs, brass goods, textiles and more. Doing Goods sells its collection in over 40 countries worldwide and via their online store. All products are unique and 100% handmade with love. From the beginning they worked closely with an Indian family in their own workshop. Each piece is the result of an indulgence in traditional techniques, patience and love for the artisanal craft. Visit www.doing-goods.com.
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