Type: service provider
Focus: child labor
The handmade carpet industry exploits nearly 250,000 children. GoodWeave is helping to combat this problem and transform the handmade rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs and by providing education and opportunities to rescued and at-risk children. The GoodWeave program is implemented by GoodWeave International.
Manufacturers must meet GoodWeave's high certification standards and agree to random, independent inspections to earn the GoodWeave label.GoodWeave has freed more than 3,600 children from weaving looms. Rescued and at-risk children are offered rehabilitation, daycare, literacy programs, formal schooling and vocational training.