Commitment to Action

GoodWeave: From Carpet Looms to Classrooms

Commitment by

GoodWeave International

In 2013, GoodWeave committed to increasing the global market share of its certified child-labor-free rugs from 4.5 to 6.5 percent by September 2016. Today, an estimated 250,000 children in India and Nepal alone are exploited to make rugs for export to North America and Europe, and at least one-third of carpets bound for these markets are tainted by forced, bonded, or child labor. GoodWeave seeks to reduce the number of child laborers, and those at-risk, through a three-pronged approach that will educate and engage consumers to demand child-labor-free rugs, secure certification partnerships with 30 additional companies licensing and sourcing rugs from high-risk countries, and expand supply chain monitoring and certification activities in India, Nepal, Afghanistan, and potentially China. Through these efforts, GoodWeave will emancipate 1,500 child laborers and reach another 17,000 through prevention strategies - improving outcomes for these children and providing western consumers with carpets whose purchase does not perpetuate modern day slavery.

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Commitment

GoodWeave: From Carpet Looms to Classrooms

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$8,460,705

Region

Asia, Europe

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, GERMANY, INDIA, NEPAL, UNITED KINGDOM, United States

Commitment by

GoodWeave International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Kharma Tube, Restoration Hardware, CG Charitable, Greater Impact Foundation, AG Foundation, Inc., Humanity United, Esprit Holdings Limited, Target Corporation, United States Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, Company C, UNICEF, Sundance Institute, Dining for Women, Walk Free, Macy's Group, Inc., The Rug Company, The Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Hearst Corporation