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June 14, 2017

Under Development: Draft Standard for Embellished 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 ...

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...

GoodWeave International Teams Up with UNICEF and TEPC to Boost Child-Labor-Free Carpet Production in Nepal

December 27, 2016

Press Release

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

Press Release

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...