9,539 rescued from child labor
44,986 children provided educational opportunities
92,295 workers reached in supply chains in 2022
For more than 25 years, GoodWeave has implemented and refined a set of market-driven programs to stop child labor. Our holistic approach aims to heal and educate those children who have been exploited, while changing the underlying root causes. Our work has led to an overall reduction in incidence of child labor in GoodWeave-inspected supply chains, as well as to freedom and education for children. We are also setting a roadmap with suppliers to improve working conditions for all workers. We’ve accomplished these results in partnership with more than 400 companies worldwide. But behind every data point there is a person, and these are their stories.
Gulafsa is a former child laborer who was identified by a GoodWeave inspector while working in a factory in India. She is now in school with dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer or doctor. Gulafsa is already pursuing her dream; she designed and stitched the dress she is wearing in this film. See the Gleam in Her Eye as she shares her vision for the future.
Stories of Impact
Maya: Overcoming adversity and making a new life with GoodWeave’s support
GoodWeave’s holistic program to stop child labor in global supply chains integrates a unique focus on the rehabilitation of child labor survivors like Maya, now an ambitious 12th grader at the prestigious Laboratory (Lab) School in Kathmandu – one of GoodWeave’s partner schools.
Mahak stays on track with education through GoodWeave supported e-learning
Mahak, a nine-year-old girl from a rural village in Uttar Pradesh, India confidently writes her name in both Hindi and English. Once she accomplishes the task, she smiles proudly.
End-Term Review of Sourcing Freedom: Expanding GoodWeave’s Work to Address Modern Slavery in UK Company Supply Chains
This independent evaluation (pages 8-9), conducted in 2019 by the UK Government’s Modern Slavery Innovation Fund, assesses the results of a two-year project to expand GoodWeave’s supply chain and preventative programming in India. The evaluation finds “strong evidence that Goodweave’s methodology can, over time, produce systemic and behavioural change in different stakeholders – ranging from suppliers, to individuals in bonded/child labour, government and middlemen.”
External Evaluation of GoodWeave’s Child Friendly Communities Programming
This report examines the impact of GoodWeave’s Child Friendly Communities (CFCs). Based in India, CFCs provide educational remediation programming and school enrollment assistance in communities where carpets, apparel, home textiles and tea are produced.