GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors. Operating in the U.S., Europe, India, Nepal and Afghanistan, the GoodWeave System to end child labor has four interlinked components:
Leverage Market Influence: GoodWeave cultivates demand for child-labor-free rugs and signs importers and retailers to its certification program, harnessing market forces to motivate producers to forego child servitude.
Develop Child-labor-free Supply Chains: Importers who join GoodWeave open all source weaving facilities for random, unannounced inspections. Those that meet the strict standard are issued certification labels for their rugs. E...