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GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors.

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Children's Stories

Growing up in Ratanpur, Nepal, Maya watched as her father traded away her two older brothers. The boys were sent to work as servants to repay her father’s gambling losses. As the last child remaining, Maya dreaded she’d be next. And then she was.

Click here to read more about Maya and other former child weavers rescued by GoodWeave.

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Walter Chapin

Christine and Walter Chapin launched Company C Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, on a hunch that consumers would respond well to less traditional options in Oriental rug designs. That insight paid off, and as the company took hold, the Chapins signed up with the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure that its mills hired only skilled adult weavers.

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Industry Spotlight

  • Company CConcord, New Hampshire
  • Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and TextilesPortland, Oregon
  • LapchiPortland, Oregon
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News & Events

PBS NewsHour Feature on GoodWeave


"Organization Fights to Unravel India's Widespread Child Labor Abuses"

GoodWeave Partners Exhibit at ICFF 2014
May 17, 2014 • New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Don't miss GoodWeave partners as they exhibit at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

News

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

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