Calendar of Events

As part of its Campaign to End Child Labor, GoodWeave hosts and participates in various public and trade events to engage everyone involved with rug purchasing, from consumers to designers. Return to this page regularly for information about upcoming news and events.

Upcoming Events

GoodWeave 2014 Survey Rug Raffle
January 1, 2014–December 31, 2014

Click here to take GoodWeave's brief online survey and enter for a chance to win a 4' x 6' GoodWeave certified rug of your choice by Company C.

A drawing will be made in the GoodWeave office in December 2014; be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for an announcement about the winner!

A few of the many  GoodWeave certified rugs by Company C.

A selection of the many  GoodWeave
certified rugs by Company C

Past Events

GoodWeave Partners Exhibit at ICFF 2014
May 17, 2014 • New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The following GoodWeave partners will exhibit their certified rugs at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Visit them at the following booths:

Remembering Robin
March 19, 2014 • 5:30–7:30 p.m. • National Education Association, Washington, DC

Remembering Robin Romano

The members of the Child Labor Coalition and others invite you to an evening to remember our friend and ally, award-winning human rights photographer and filmmaker, agitator and educator—U. Roberto Romano (“Robin”). Remarks will be delivered by some of his dearest collaborators, sharing memories about his life and his lens, the person and portfolio.

In the words of his friend Len Morris, “It’s not going to be sufficient to be sad and shocked at our terrible loss. Robin expects more of us, to fix what’s broken, and we need to get busy.” So this will not be a night to simply be sad; rather an opportunity to come together, to honor his legacy and to reenergize our fight on behalf of the world’s exploited children and workers.

Remembering Robin
Date: Wednesday, March 19
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Venue: National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
RSVP: Click here to RSVP
Click here to view and share the event on Facebook


Food and drink will be served courtesy of the National Education Association.

To view Robin Romano’s body of work:

For stirring reflections on Robin’s life and legacy:


GoodWeave and partners exhibit at DOMOTEX 2014
January 11–14, 2014 • Hannover, Germany

GoodWeave will be exhibiting at the international tradeshow DOMOTEX 2014 in Hall 17, Stand A31. See the GoodWeave pavilion, a grouping of partners NOA Living, New Moon, tm interior and Interior Resources, along with information about the Afghan Tapish Weaving Center and GoodWeave. And don't miss other GoodWeave licensees, exhibiting throughout the show, including Ariana Rugs Inc., I+I srl, Lapchi, RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns, Talis and Wecon Home.

January 8–11, 2014 • Frankfurt, Germany

GoodWeave will be exhibiting—stop by and see us at Booth FOY09.

New York International Carpet Show
October 6–8, 2013 • New York, NY

GoodWeave is proud to participate in the 2013 New York International Carpet Show (NYICS).

125 West 18th Street
New York, NY

Join us in the middle of Manhattan’s carpet district for an internathional tradeshow, and see new designs from GoodWeave partners and other members of the carpet design community.

Decorex International and London Design Festival
September 16–25, 2013 • Kensington Palace, London

Visit GoodWeave and our licensees at the following locations and events during Decorex International and the London Design Festival:

Decorex International: Stand G27
Featuring a special presentation of the first prize award of the 2013 GoodWeave UK Student Rug Design Competition to winner Charlotte Wildsmith. Award presentation by judge, and UK interior designer Ella Doran
Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Jacaranda Carpets
Decorex International: Stand E11
Focus 13: Unit 2/9 2nd Floor South
Dome Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

Matthew Wailes
Chelsea Design Quarter: The Autumnal Collection Open Day on September 16
132-134 Lots Road
Chelsea, London SW10 0RJ

Sonya Winner Rug Studio
Design Junction: Stand F 2.20

Tania Johnson Design custom hand knotted rugs
Decorex International: Stand C2

The Rug Company
Decorex International: Stand D13
Crossover Creatives Exhibition: 16-21 September
555 King’s Road, London SW6 2EB

GoodWeave Annual Raffle “Barefoot Benefit” Party by Custom Cool
August 29, 2013 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Bridgehampton, New York

Custom Cool rug raffle

Sample designs from Custom Cool's beautiful collection and
Maya, one of the children this raffle supports.

Partner company Custom Cool is hosting an end of summer celebration and fundraiser to benefit GoodWeave, where they will raffle off a certified, handcrafted rug to one lucky GoodWeave supporter. It’s truly one in a million—the winner can choose the color and design from the entire Custom Cool collection.

"Barefoot Benefit”
Thursday, August 29, 2013
6:30–9:30 p.m.
The Hayground School
151 Mitchell Ln
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

The evening will be filled with delicacies made from Hamptons-grown produce and local food/beverage manufacturers, and include local entertainment: music by Escola De Samba (Sag Main Beach Drummers), a fire dancer and a live weaving demonstration. There will also be a talk from Custom Cool’s founder Eliza Gatfield, and additional items up for auction.

The prize is a beautiful 100-knot 8' x 10' rug artfully woven with up to 40 percent silk, as well as wool, nettle and hemp. This special rug is valued at $8,500, but its true worth is in the immeasurable impact it will have on children’s lives. All money raised from this raffle supports GoodWeave’s mission and brings new life and new hope to women and children working on the looms.

You need not be present to win. Raffle tickets start at just $25, with an extra one for every $100 you donate.

For more information and to RSVP to the event contact Custom Cool at (631) 996-2900 or email or purchase your tickets online.

GoodWeave Partners Exhibit at ICFF 2013
May 18–21, 2013 • New York, NY

The following GoodWeave partners from the United States and the United Kingdom will exhibit their certified rugs at the 2013 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Visit them at the following booths:

The Art and Ethical Sourcing of Handmade Rugs
May 17, 2013 • 12:00 p.m. • ALT for Living, New York, NY

Nina Smith, executive director of GoodWeave USA, will lead a panel discussion on May 17, The Art and Ethical Sourcing of Handmade Rugs. Rug designers/importers Rosemary Hallgarten, Malene B, Tania Johnson and Robin Gray will share the inspiration behind their own rug collections and why they are dedicated to having their rugs GoodWeave® certified child-labor-free.

After the discussion and catered luncheon, a hand picked selection of New York designers are given an opportunity to design their own brand rug to be exclusively sold through ALT for Living. The top three winners will have their designs hand woven in Nepal by adult artisans into a one-of-a-kind, 6' x 9' area rug, presented to you by ALT for Living and featured in COVER magazine. Stay tuned for additional information.

Participating designers include:

Gregory Augustine from August Interiors LLC • Neal Beckstedt
Enrico Bonetti from Bonetti Kozerski • Robert Couturier • Dufner Heighes Inc.
Charlie Ferrer • Neal Thomas Friske from Emily Summers Design Associates
Philip Gorrivan • Shawn Henderson • Amy Lau • Andrew Law • Bella Mancini
Will Meyer from Meyer Davis • Juan Montoya • Adrienne Neff
Samuel Amoia & Associates • David Scott
Sibyle & Maud, Studio S.DG Design • Steven Sills • Solis Betancourt
Robert Stilin • Juniper Tedhams

GoodWeave and ALT for Living invitation

Raffle Drawing of Warp & Weft's "Creeks"
February 28, 2013 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Warp & Weft showroom, New York City

"Creeks" in copper by Warp & Weft

"Creeks" in copper by Warp & Weft

Partner company Warp & Weft is hosting a raffle fundraiser to celebrate the opening of their new Manhattan showroom. All proceeds will benefit GoodWeave.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
6:00–8:00 p.m.
D&D Building
979 Third Ave, Suite 1203
New York, NY

Attendance at the event is not required to win the stunning 8’ x 10’ rug, which will be raffled off for the occasion. Made of 100% hand carded and hand spun Himalayan wool, and hand knotted in Nepal, “Creeks” retails for over $10,000. 

Raffle tickets are available for charitable donations begining at $25. All proceeds benefit GoodWeave. Online sales end February 28.

Click here to buy your raffle tickets today.

For more information and to RSVP to the event, contact Jennifer at or (202) 234-9050.

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