01/12/2016 GoodWeave and Licensed Partners Strong at Trade Shows This Season

For Immediate Release

Contact: Caroline Turnbull at Caroline@GoodWeave.org or (202) 234-9050

GoodWeave and Licensed Partners Strong at Trade Shows This Season

Washington, DC [January 12, 2016]: GoodWeave International will be meeting with carpet industry leaders at trade shows this month in Germany and the U.S., engaging more companies in its child-labor-free certification program. Some 50 out of 300+ GoodWeave licensed importers and exporters, offering a range of designs and price points for rugs made in India, Nepal and Afghanistan, are also participating in these shows.

In Germany, GoodWeave will be at Heimtextil in Frankfurt from January 12-15 at Messe Frankfurt Hall 4.1 Stand FOY09 and at Domotex from January 16-19 at Hannover’s Deutsche Messe Hall 17 Stand A34. The organization will also be participating in The Atlanta International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart Atlanta from January 13-16 and in IMM Cologne at Koelnmesse from January 18-24.

GoodWeave works with 140 licensed importer partners and over 170 licensed exporter partners to provide the best assurance of ethical production in their handmade carpet supply chains.

In 2015, GoodWeave’s global market share increased by nearly 100% with the addition of Target Corporation in North America, and several other rug importers worldwide. The organization reached more than 50,000 weaving families through its supply chain and community-based programs in India, Nepal and Afghanistan, and ensured school enrollment for nearly 4,000 children in weaving communities. This impact is driven by the partnership and commitment of GoodWeave industry licensees in 18 countries.


About GoodWeave: Founded in 1995, GoodWeave works to stop child labor in the handmade carpet industry. The organization works to increase child-labor-free supply chains through a unique inspection, monitoring and certification process, to offer educational opportunities to children in weaving communities, and to ensure decent work for adult carpet weavers. More information is available at www.GoodWeave.org or in GoodWeave’s online pressroom at www.GoodWeave.org/news.php.