News & Events

May 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update and Response

As we continue to pull together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate business disruptions, GoodWeave International is taking a number of steps to continue operations, as well ...

March 17, 2021

New Workers’ Rights Videos

Through a generous gift from the United States Government, GoodWeave has created three short videos on workers’ rights assured under the GoodWeave Standard. These videos were desig...

November 30, 2020

We cannot let COVID-19 undo gains in fight to end child labor

Coronavirus has decimated earnings for workers at the bottom of global supply chains This op-ed by GoodWeave CEO Nina Smith first appeared on Thomson R...

October 26, 2020

GoodWeave joins the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles as a supporting organization

GoodWeave International has joined the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) as a supporti...

October 2, 2020

How GoodWeave has built a system to help eradicate child labour across global supply chains

This interview with GoodWeave CEO Nina Smith first appeared on Frame on October 2, 2020.  

September 29, 2020

Uncovering and Eradicating Child Labour in Hidden Supply Chains

Hem Moktan is my colleague at GoodWeave in Nepal where he manages educational programming and care of former child labourers and children at-risk of ...

September 22, 2020

Better Brick Nepal project achieves milestone: 10 brick kilns certified for 2020

Despite the challenges of operating during the pandemic, 10 brick kilns in Nepal were certified free of child, forced and bonded lab...

June 12, 2020

The Story of Hem Moktan: 152 Million Children Around the Globe Labor in Bondage

To be a hero is to take a risk. Hem Moktan does this every day, facing his brutal past as an enslaved child. He is featured in the do...

June 10, 2020

Hem Moktan: He Made It

Hem Moktan was 13 years old when he was rescued from a carpet factory in Kathmandu by a GoodWeave inspector. He was enrolled in GoodWeave’s transit home for rescued children where he receive...

May 26, 2020

Fragile Futures for Hidden Workers When Consumers Stop Buying

With demand for toilet paper and other household items in the headlines, the COVID-19 crisis has made supply chains news, highlighting what disruptions...

May 19, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT RECORDING – COVID-19 and Child Labor: New Challenges and Steps to Ensure Protections for At-Risk Populations in the Supply Chain

May 6, 2020

GoodWeave welcomes Micaela Vivero and Silvia Mera to the team

In recent months, GoodWeave added two members to its team—filling key positions. Micaela Vivero joined as vice president of communications in February ...