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GoodWeave USA Releases 2009 Annual Report

Washington, DC  – GoodWeave USA released today its 2009 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s accomplishments in the fight against child labor in South Asia’s handmade rug industry.

10/11/2010
Faces of Freedom Showcased in Nebraska

Washington, DC - From October 3 – 10, Lincoln’s renowned Michael Forsberg Gallery will host GoodWeave’s nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit. The collection of photographs, taken by acclaimed documentary photographer U. Roberto Romano in South Asia, depicts both the horrors of child labor and the hopeful faces of children the GoodWeave program has saved from the looms. 

10/04/2010
Six New U.S. and International Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave’s Child-Labor-Free Label

Washington, DC - Six rug companies recently joined the GoodWeave certification program, which works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. With the addition of Diane Paparo Studio, I + I srl, Inigo Elizalde Rugs, The Miller Davis Group, Modern Fever, and Tania Johnson Design, GoodWeave now licenses 75 North American companies to import rugs bearing the GoodWeave label.

08/30/2010
Global Fund for Children and GoodWeave Launch Partnership to Combat Child Labor in India

Washington, DC – The Global Fund for Children (GFC) and GoodWeave have launched a strategic partnership aimed to combat exploitative child labor practices in India’s handmade carpet industry. The partnership will focus on strengthening community-based groups working on this issue in Uttar Pradesh, a province in India’s northern carpet belt.

08/04/2010
Interior Resources Joins GoodWeave

Dallas-based Interior Resources has joined the GoodWeave certification program, which works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.

07/22/2010
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