GoodWeave International (GWI) establishes the standard behind the GoodWeave certification label. The current Generic GoodWeave Standard, in force since 1994, and most recently updated April 2011, requires producers and exporters to ensure no child labor is used in the production of rugs and to allow unannounced random inspections by local inspectors.
Recognizing that child labor cannot be addressed in isolation, GoodWeave’s standard is currently being broadened to include additional labor and environmental criteria that aim to raise the standard of living in weaving communities and address the root causes of child labor. To learn more about the new standard, which will be introduced between 2012-2013, please click here.
Between 2007 and 2011, in response to feedback from stakeholders, GoodWeave assessed and determined the need to update its certification criteria; researched the viability of an expanded standard; established an international Standards Committee and standards development process; and undertook extensive international stakeholder consultations. The resulting final draft has been adopted and is scheduled to be introduced in 2012. To view the results of the public consultations, including feedback from interested parties and drafts of the new standard, please click here.
GoodWeave standard development process
- Standards Development Procedure
- Standards Committee – Committee Members
- Complaints Procedure
- Other policies and procedures
To download the GWI Secretariat work program, click here.