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May 12, 2017

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...

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 ...

After Nepal’s Earthquake, A Push To Rebuild Without Child Labor

June 8, 2016

PBS NewsHour presents a special piece on labor practices in South Asian brick kilns. It features Better Brick Nepal which is a project in partnership with The Global Fairness Initiative to eradicate child, forced and bonded labor.

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GoodWeave’s Nina Smith Honored as 2016 Schwab Social Entrepreneur

March 31, 2016

Press Release

Washington, DC: Today the Schwab Foundation announced that Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave International, is a winner of their coveted Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. Ms. Smith and other honorees will be recognized at the 2016 World Ec...

November 16, 2016

Global Living Wage Coalition and GoodWeave Release First Living Wage Study in Rural India

The research documents poor earnings, particularly among the population of workers who comprise the informal economy—those at the bottom of the supply chain. GoodWeave links this wage gap directly to low school enrollment and child labor and aims to use this information to benchmark as we colla...