Standards Development

GoodWeave International (GWI) is the standard-setting body for the GoodWeave certification program worldwide and follows the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environment Standards.


Standards Committee:

All interested parties are invited to participate in the development of GoodWeave standards. Feedback from stakeholders is welcome at any time and will be considered in the next review and revision of the standard. Please click the following links to view results of past consultations or to view the GoodWeave standards development work program.

New Sector Standards

In 2016, GoodWeave announced expansion plans to bring its proven model and methodology into more sectors, supporting the Sustainable Development Goals that include ending child labor in all forms by 2025. Pilot projects are underway to field test the applicability of the existing GoodWeave Generic International Standard for Rug Producers within new supply chains, with a specific focus on informal homebased production. As part of the pilot project, GoodWeave is developing a new draft Standard for Embellished Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Home Textile supply chains.

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Children's Stories

At the age of five, Manju was already working on the rug looms. While she has since been found and freed from illegal carpet work, some 250,000 children throughout South Asia still toil in obscurity. Through GoodWeave nearly 3,600 kids like Manju have been rescued, rehabilitated and educated, and thousands more deterred from entering the work force.

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ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL Alliance member

GoodWeave is a full-member of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for sustainability standards whose Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing and implementing credible standards.

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By partnering with GoodWeave, interior designers, retailers and importers can make a difference while growing their business.