Tell the House of Representatives to take the first step to passing the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842) by holding a hearing. This bill requires large companie_s to publish how they prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labor in their supply chains. SIGN HERE
I've been campaigning against 21st Century slavery for nearly a decade. GoodWeave came to my attention in 2010. Click on the image above to go to a short video of Sanju's story. Take the pledge to not buy rugs without the GoodWeave label or a trusted label guaranteeing the rug has not been made by child slave.
FAQs from the GoodWeave website:
About GoodWeave Certification and ISEALWhat is ISEAL?
How is GoodWeave working with ISEAL to create standards for the GoodWeave label?
What does it mean to say you’re developing better standards?
Were the existing standards inadequate? When will the new standards be final?
What is the loom inspection process?
Do looms and importers pay a fee to use the GoodWeave label?
About GoodWeaveWhat is GoodWeave's mission?
What does GoodWeave do?
Who founded GoodWeave, and when?
What are some of GoodWeave's successes?
Where does GoodWeave operate?
How can I support GoodWeave?
About Purchasing a Certified GoodWeave RugHow can I be sure my rug wasn’t made with child labor?
Will I pay more for a GoodWeave certified rug?
Is there a difference in quality in a GoodWeave certified rug?
Where can I buy GoodWeave certified rugs?
What if I'm working with an interior designer, architect or local carpet dealer?
About Child LaborWhat is child labor?
What is the economic impact of child labor?
Isn’t it true that children in poor countries must work to feed themselves and their families?
Aren’t children allowed to work in some countries?
Some child weavers work at home, side by side with other family members. Aren't they better off than child weavers in factories?
Isn’t carpet weaving less dangerous than working with machinery or chemicals as some children do?
If children are forced to leave carpet weaving, won’t they turn to crime or prostitution?
In many countries, carpet weaving is an ancient and honored craft. Why deny children this form of cultural and intellectual expression?
Industry FAQsHow can selling GoodWeave certified rugs improve my business?
Is the demand for GoodWeave certified rugs expanding?
How does the GoodWeave certification process work?
Who carries GoodWeave certified rugs?
I work with a range of rug vendors. Is it a problem to sell GoodWeave certified rugs and non-certified rugs side-by-side?
What’s the difference between GoodWeave and other labeling initiatives?
What is the importer’s financial relationship with GoodWeave?
How do I become a GoodWeave licensed importer?
How do I source GoodWeave rugs for my showroom?
How will being a GoodWeave Lead Sponsor support my sales?
What if an importer tells me that their rugs were not made by child labor, yet they are not GoodWeave certified?
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