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GoodWeave USA Executive Director Featured at Harvard Social Enterprise Conference

On February 25 and 26, students from the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government will bring together the world’s leading experts to discuss high-impact social change at the 13th annual Social Enterprise Conference. One of the most anticipated panel discussions, “Human Trafficking and Supply Chains,” will feature Nina Smith, GoodWeave USA’s executive director, and other leaders working to expose and end slavery in the global economy.

Three More Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave’s Child-Labor-Free Label

Three more US rug companies have joined the GoodWeave® certification program, committing to a child-labor-free supply chain. With the addition of these companies, GoodWeave USA now licenses 90 North American importers, conducting frequent, unannounced inspections of their looms to verify that they only employ weavers of legal working age.

02/03/2012 Joins the Fight to End Modern-Day Slavery with Grant to GoodWeave® USA announced a grant to GoodWeave as part of its first-ever dedication of funds to support the global fight against human slavery. In recognition of GoodWeave’s nearly two decades of leadership in the modern abolitionist movement, Google is supporting its market-based model to eliminate child labor from the handmade rug industry.

GoodWeave Nepal Earns STARS Award

GoodWeave Nepal has captured the coveted 2011 STARS Impact Award for children’s protection in Asia. The highly competitive STARS awards, sponsored by the UK-based STARS Foundation, support local organizations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children and demonstrate effective management practices.

GoodWeave Expands Work to End Child Weaving into Afghanistan

After 15 years of combating child servitude in South Asia’s handmade carpet industry, the nonprofit organization GoodWeave is expanding its operations internationally, beginning with Afghanistan. GoodWeave estimates the first child-labor-free certified rugs produced in Afghanistan to be available by early 2012.

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