GoodWeave International

GoodWeave International stops child labor in global supply chains. Permanently.

A nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. with affiliate offices in the India, Nepal, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, and Germany, now in its 25th year, GoodWeave works in close proximity to workers, bringing visibility to hidden supply chains through mapping and inspections that extend beyond factory walls down to small producer communities and homes. GoodWeave protects workers and informs them of their rights, and restores childhood by rescuing children from labor and ensuring their school enrolment. The GoodWeave label is the best assurance to companies and consumers that nobody was exploited in the production of their goods.

With over 180 brand partners, such as Macy’s, Target, and Otto, and 20% of international market share, GoodWeave has transformed South Asia’s handmade carpet sector, where child labor has dropped from one million victims in 1995 down to an estimated 200,000 today. That reduction is almost double the global rate. Now, seeking to repeat this success in more product categories, where 152 million children await their freedom, GoodWeave has launched new programs in home textiles, apparel and fashion jewelry, as well as in capacity building across a range of sectors.