The GoodWeave Standard

Since its founding 20 years ago, GoodWeave has certified carpets against its no child labor standard. As of January 1st, 2016, the Standard also includes no forced or bonded labor, which means that carpets bearing the GoodWeave label are now certified as free of child labor as well as forced and bonded labor. The standard also requires the highest level of supply chain transparency, ensuring GoodWeave can verify these conditions and allowing unannounced inspections by local inspectors.

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  • Expanding the standard, expanding our impact - Click here to read about the latest updates to GoodWeave's certification principles and requirements.
  • Standard Setting and Consultations - Click here to read about GoodWeave's standard development system and process. The results of public consultations are available publicly online and all interested parties are welcome to submit comments and feedback at any time.
  • Certification Division - Click here to learn more about GoodWeave's system of inspection, monitoring and certification to verify compliance against the standard.


A Special Message from ISEAL

ISEAL Alliance executive director Karin Krieider offers a brief congratulatory message to importers about GoodWeave's status as a full member of ISEAL.
This puts GoodWeave in the company of some of the
best environmental and social standards systems in the world, making the GoodWeave label an important and credible assurance of ethical production.


Stand with Sanju

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You can help us end child labor and transform the lives of the thousands of children trapped in carpet work by making a tax-deductible (USA only) donation today. Every dollar makes a difference.

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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.