7,600 rescued from child labor
36,833 children provided quality education
79,441 workers reached in supply chains in 2019
For 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 350 companies worldwide.
But behind every data point there is a person, and these are their stories.
How GoodWeave and Target are Making Dreams Come True in Panipat, India
This video tells the story of one veteran weaver who calls Panipat home. After two decades of work, he was recently hired at a Target vendor rug factory and suddenly, he told us, his dreams started coming true. “See”, he says, “all factories are not the same.” Now, because of Target’s partnership with GoodWeave, he can send his children to school. He’s especially proud when he drops off his daughters in the morning.
Stories of Impact
Sumitra: Her personal tragedy inspires dreams of caregiving
When Sumitra’s family moved from their village in Southern Nepal to the capital Kathmandu looking for a better opportunity, she had to drop out of school. Eventually both her parents and her sister found work as carpet weavers.
Notes from Nepal
Amol Mehra, one of our Board of Directors wrote about his recent journey from an incredible four days with Kate Francis, the Senior Advisor to GooodWeave International, in Nepal. Here, he shares how profound the experience was to meet with the GoodWeave Nepal staff, tour licensee factories and even to see an unlicensed factory where children were toiling away right in front of their eyes.
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.
External Evaluation of ‘Ending Child Labour and Forced Labour in Apparel Supply Chains in India,’ implemented by GoodWeave and funded by C&A Foundation
This external, independent evaluation assesses the outcomes of GoodWeave’s “Ending Child Labour and Forced Labour in Apparel Supply Chains in India,” implemented by GoodWeave and funded by C&A Foundation.