GoodWeave USA

GoodWeave's mission is to end exploitative child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in weaving communities. The GoodWeave label is your best assurance that no child labor was used in the manufacture of a rug. The organization was founded on this premise: If enough people demand certified child-labor-free rugs, manufacturers will only employ adult artisans and the exploitation of children in the industry will end.

GoodWeave USA
2001 S Street NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20009
United States
202-234-9050
http://www.goodweave.org/

Executive Director

Nina Smith

Management Team

Nina Smith, Cyndi Janetzko, Scott Welker, Beth Huber, Rebecca Shaloff, Kate Francis

Board of Directors

Nina Smith, Cyndi Janetzko, Scott Welker, Beth Huber, Rebecca Shaloff, Kate Francis

Project Leaders

Nina Smith
Carol Erickson

Mission

GoodWeave's mission is to end exploitative child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in weaving communities. The GoodWeave label is your best assurance that no child labor was used in the manufacture of a rug. The organization was founded on this premise: If enough people demand certified child-labor-free rugs, manufacturers will only employ adult artisans and the exploitation of children in the industry will end.

Programs

Independent GoodWeave inspectors make unannounced visits to licensed rug factories, ensuring that rugs are being made by adult artisans and no child labor is used. If children are discovered working, they are rescued and brought to our rehabilitation centers where they are offered counseling, education and a home. GoodWeave also provides educational opportunities to children in weaving communities who would otherwise be at risk to start working.

Statistics on GoodWeave USA

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $1,939,913
  • Annual Budget for 2009: $1,472,315
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $1,939,913
  • Other funding sources: GoodWeave receives funding from foundations, individual donors, government, and international organizations. There are a couple sources of funding from organizations with a religious affiliation. For example, in 2011, GoodWeave was awarded a World Hunger grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Approximately 15% of GoodWeave's budget in 2011 is projected to come from our industry partners - these are licensee fees from companies who rely on GoodWeave to certify their rugs.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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