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12/10/2014 GoodWeave Founder Accepts Nobel Peace Prize. From the cocoa fields of Côte d'Ivoire to the carpet sheds of Uttar Pradesh, there are 168 million children around the world who toil in obscurity.  Today, their plight took center stage when GoodWeave Founder Kailash Satyarthi accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, alongside Malala Yousafzai.  More>

10/10/2014 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.   More>

01/30/2014 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.  More>

11/07/2013 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.  More>

09/30/2013 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.  More>

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In the News

Press Release, GoodWeave Founder Accepts Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 2014

ABC News, A Look at Nobel Peace Winner Kailash Satyarthi, October 10, 2014

The New Yorker, A Fitting Nobel for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Amy Davidson, October 10, 2014

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

Weaving Today, A Celebration of Life, by Christina Garton, January 28, 2014

TakePart.com, 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

Forbes.com, 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.

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