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November 7, 2017

Consultation: Draft Standard for Apparel, Fashion Jewelry, and Home Textiles

GoodWeave’s new 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 embellished apparel, fashion jewelry and home textiles supply chains, especially at the homeworker level. The approach establishes ...

September 20, 2017

New Global Estimates Released on Child Labor

The ILO and Walk Free Foundation estimate that there are 152 million children trapped in child labor worldwide, and almost half, or 72 million of those, are in hazardous work that poses immediate danger to children’s health, safety and moral well-being.

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September 6, 2017

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

Washington, DC, September 5, 2017 — North Carolina-based Grund America has joined with GoodWeave to support its ongoing work to combat child labor in global supply chains. Grund America (whose Czech parent company, Grund, is a longtime supporter of innovative social projects in India and Pe...

August 28, 2017

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...

August 23, 2017

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...

May 30, 2017

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...

May 23, 2017

GoodWeave Secures UK Government Funding to Spearhead New Programs to End Child Labor

May 23, 2017

Press Release

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...

May 12, 2017

Joint Campaign to Increase Child-Labor-Free Carpet Production in Nepal Launched at DOMOTEX 2017

January 21, 2017

Press Release

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

Press Release

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...