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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

Gita was advancing steadily through her village’s tiny school with hopes of becoming a teacher when her father suddenly died. Her mother struggled to support the family of nine, but couldn’t earn enough. Gita was forced to drop out of sixth grade and move 50 miles west to Kathmandu. Gita would work for food and shelter in a carpet factory, her mother reasoned, and there would be one less mouth to feed.

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

Spotlight On Retailers

Driscoll Robbins

The mission of Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets has always been to elevate the art of weaving by focusing on the most creative producers in the business. Emphasizing the weaver as artist is partly what drew Driscoll to GoodWeave®. “By ensuring that certified rugs are made by skilled adult artisans, GoodWeave reminds us not to take the weaver for granted.”

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Industry Spotlight

  • Driscoll Robbins Fine CarpetsSeattle, Washington
  • The Rug Company USNew York, New York
  • Joseph Carini CarpetsNew York, New York
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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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