Harnessing the power of businesses

Our system combines the power of consumers and businesses to ignite the engine of social change. In partnership with brands and businesses, we’re creating a market for goods made without child labor.

We are helping companies attain transparency in supply chains and distinguishing select products with the GoodWeave label. This relationship with business provides the influence needed to permanently change manufacturing practices, making “no child labor” a market requirement along with design, price and other features. Our success depends on relationships built on trust, transparency, and a shared commitment to protecting children. When a company signs a license agreement with GoodWeave, they are committing to work with us to erase child, forced, and bonded labor from their supply chains and industries. They become a long-term partner in a much larger effort to save children and improve workers’ lives.

Our partners trust us to ensure that their decision also help their bottom line. We earn that trust by helping to grow the market for child-labor-free products through consumer awareness efforts, and especially through the  value of the GoodWeave certification label: a signal to consumers that the item they are considering has been produced without the aid of any child, forced, or bonded labor and in accordance with our Standard.

Consumers trust that our label means that GoodWeave’s global team of field-based inspectors and social workers have verified that the item being purchased meets this Standard. They understand that certification only comes after a rigorous process of mapping, inspecting, and monitoring the entire supply chain of any product bearing the GoodWeave label. Nearly 10 percent of rugs traded in the world today bear the GoodWeave label. As we continue to gain new partners, enter into new business sectors, and launch new awareness campaigns, these numbers will continue to grow—until we have achieved our goal of ending child labor, forced and bonded labor and making transparent supply chains a global norm.

 

GoodWeave licensed importers and exporters

GoodWeave boasts more than 156 licensed importers represented by thousands of different retail outlets in 45 countries around the globe. In India, GoodWeave is working with 110 exporters who are committed to consistently improve their supply chain.