GoodWeave International works to stop child labor and forced labor in global supply chains. Starting with South Asia¹s handmade carpet industry where child labor has declined by 80 percent, GoodWeave implements four main inter-connected program areas: leverage market in influence; develop child-labor-free supply chains; offer educational opportunities to children; and ensure decent work for adults. The GoodWeave label certifies nine percent of the global handmade rug market as free from child labor and forced labor; 140 brands license the use ofthe GoodWeave System.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association, a joint effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world, announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Each new member will represent a sector of the organization’s membership. The new members include a former child worker form Bangladesh, the retail and licensing expert at California State University, Long Beach, and the head of traceability for outdoor brand Patagonia.