GoodWeave is ending child labor by harnessing the power of the marketplace.
Founded in 1995, GoodWeave is ending child labor by harnessing the power of the marketplace. The organization works at both ends of the supply chain – growing market preference for certified product in consumer countries and inspecting production sites along South Asia’s carpet belt. Any child found working is offered counseling, medical care, education and (if needed) a home – social programs supported by the sale of certified rugs. To date, GoodWeave has directly freed more than 3,600 children from labor on the looms, educated nearly 15,000 children, and improved the working conditions for 50,000 weavers in partnership with 140 import brands worldwide. On its 20th anniversary, GoodWeave announced a major expansion to bring its model to Nepal’s brick kilns and India’s apparel industry. More information at www.GoodWeave.org.
2005 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship; Winner of Ashoka Changemakers competition “Market-Based Strategies to Benefit Low-Income Communities”; Designated “Best in America” by Independent Charities of America for program and cost effectiveness; Featured charity in the 2009-2010 “Catalogue of Philanthropy”; 2010 Building Economic Alternatives award by Green America
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