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01/30/2014 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.  More>

11/07/2013 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.  More>


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.


07/31/2013 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.  More>

07/02/2013 GoodWeave, in partnership with Custom Cool, has just kicked off ticket sales for its 2013 raffle for a one-of-a-kind rug. The lucky ticket wins an 8' x 10' hand crafted wool, silk and nettle rug in the color and design of her/his choice.  More>

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In the News

Take Part, Did a Child Make Your Rug? This Short Film Will Show You Why It Matters, by Kristina Bravo, September 1, 2014

The CNN Freedom Project, Time to get children out of factories and into schools, by Nina Smith, August 31, 2014

Decorator's Notebook, 5 questions to ask before you buy a rug, by Bethan John, August 27, 2014

Free the Slaves blog, Ghana to Capitol Hill: U.S. Briefing on Child Labor, by Cassie Ann Hodges, April 10, 2014

Home Furnishings News, Macy's Expands GoodWeave Collection, April 1, 2013

The Sunday Times, Wonders of the world, by Kat Boroughs, February 23, 2014

Statement by GoodWeave upon Release of Harvard Study on Slavery and Child Labor in India's Handmade Carpet Industry, January 30, 2014

Weaving Today, A Celebration of Life, by Christina Garton, January 28, 2014, Your New Living Room Rug Might Have a Dirty Secret, by Maile Pingel, January 06, 2014

Charlotte Observer Young Achievers, Collinswood 8th-graders to sponsor three international children, by Lindsay Reubens, November 21, 2013

Design Bureau, Event Recap | Present Perfect at Atelier Lapchi, November 5, 2013.

Friday Magazine, The charity weaving dreams of child slaves in South Asia, by Raksha Malde-Kara, October 18, 2013

United States Department of Labor, US Labor Department commemorates 20 years of work combating international child labor with release of new reporting and $26 million in grants, September 30, 2013, Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights, by Anne Field, August 18, 2013

Weaving Today, Rug Raffle for a Good Cause, by Christina Garton, August 14, 2013

PBS NewsHour, Organization Fights to Unravel India's Widespread Child Labor Abuses, by Fred de Sam Lazaro, July 31, 2013

The Lapchi blog, Atelier Lapchi Hosts GoodWeave Focus Group, July 30, 2013

The Sunday Times, Fairest of them all: the swish new ethical homewares, by Katarinia Borroughs, June 30, 2013.

ALT for Lifestyles, A Labor of Love: Top Interior Designers Gather to Support GoodWeave & ALT for Living, June 7, 2013.

COVER magazine, Chic with a conscience, by Judith Glass, June 6, 2013