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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

Kumar's future looked bright until he reached the fifth grade at his Sandu Dhunga village school in Nepal. His father, a construction worker, could no longer afford to support the family on his income so he borrowed money. When the family's loan payments substantially increased, his father pulled Kumar out of school to work and eventually sent him away with a carpet broker in order to pay off one of the loans.

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

Spotlight On Retailers

Rebecca and Brian Robins

Kush Handmade Rugs, in Portland, Oregon, is the creation of Rebecca Leurie and Brian Robins, who offer an array of GoodWeave® certified rugs. Appreciating the opportunity to educate and promote fair labor practices, Rebecca says that "GoodWeave gives our gallery a voice when we purchase rugs. Much like our clients, we are voting with our dollars to encourage producers to uphold the GoodWeave standard."

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Industry Spotlight

  • Kush Handmade RugsPortland, Oregon
  • Joseph Carini CarpetsNew York, New York
  • Interior ResourcesDallas, Texas
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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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