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GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize

GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize. This morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, two individuals who have staked their lives on the belief that children – regardless of gender, geography, faith, caste or societal circumstance – belong in classrooms. 

10/10/2014
Statement by GoodWeave upon Release of Harvard Study on Slavery and Child Labor in India's Handmade Carpet Industry

Statement by GoodWeave upon Release of Harvard Study on Slavery and Child Labor in India's Handmade Carpet Industry. The following statement was issued today by Nina Smith, executive director of GoodWeave, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to end child labor in the carpet industry.

01/30/2014
GoodWeave's Ranks Swell Internationally with New European Signatories on Board

GoodWeave's Ranks Swell Internationally with New European Signatories on Board. GoodWeave has extended its global reach with new licensees from Germany, Italy and Sweden. Hamburg's tm interior, Milan-based Kristiina Lassus Studio and Sweden's byHenzel have each earned GoodWeave's child-labor-free certification label. The ethical and financial commitment of these three international brands further supports GoodWeave's goal of eradicating child labor in the carpet industry.

11/07/2013
GoodWeave’s Numbers Up Again: Five New Members Sign on to Combat Child Labor in the Rug Industry

Five New Members Sign on to Combat Child Labor in the Rug Industry. GoodWeave's five latest licensees span the continent, represent two countries and a variety of styles but they are all of one mind when it comes to a child-labor-free supply chain for their rugs. Count them in, they say.

09/30/2013
USAID BETS ON TOOL FOR REAL-TIME MOBILE DATA

USAID Bets on Tool for Real-Time Mobile Data. GoodWeave participates in USAID tool Labor Link, using the real-time mobile data tool to give rug weavers an anonymous channel to report working conditions and help gather information with inspection and monitoring.

07/31/2013
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