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GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors.

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Children's Stories

A slave to the handmade rug industry at four years old, Iqbal Masih escaped after six years of servitude and traveled the world to raise awareness about child labor—until he was murdered for his activism at the age of 12.

Click here to read more about Iqbal Masih and other former child weavers rescued by GoodWeave.

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Walter Chapin

Christine and Walter Chapin launched Company C Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, on a hunch that consumers would respond well to less traditional options in Oriental rug designs. That insight paid off, and as the company took hold, the Chapins signed up with the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure that its mills hired only skilled adult weavers.

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Industry Spotlight

  • Company CConcord, New Hampshire
  • Joseph Carini CarpetsNew York, New York
  • New MoonWilmington, Delaware
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News & Events

Apparel pilot
GoodWeave announces public consultation on new draft Standard for Embellished Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Home Textiles. Interested parties are invited to participate in an informational webinar, consultation and online survey. Learn more »

Report, Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities, February 14, 2017

News Release, GoodWeave Licensee The Rug Company Introduced Four New Rugs to Its In-house Studio Collection, January 30, 2017

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