Home » Our customers » Goodweave

Fighting child-labour in the carpet industry

GoodWeave International is working to end child labour in the carpet industry and replicating its market-based approach in other sectors. Since its founding 20 years ago, GoodWeave has been certifying carpets against its no child labour standard. As of 2016, GoodWeave carpets are also certified as free of forced and bonded labour.  GoodWeave verifies labour conditions through unannounced inspections at all tiers of production, down to the subcontracted homeworker level.

various colorful carpets rolls in Delhi market, India

Using technology to fight child labour

GoodWeave uses ChainPoint technology to visualize all data in the supply chain, giving more information on stakeholders and their relations. GoodWeave’s system reveals all tiers involved in manufacturing, from capturing information through interviews of the weavers, to following up on non-compliances by producers.

With even greater transparency at the bottom of the chain, GoodWeave is able to present data, proactively engage various actors, target producers enabling them to make quick adjustments, and work in collaboration with importers to improve workers’ conditions in a sustainable way.

Standard software, custom configuration

The GoodWeave platform, built on ChainPoint technology, offers the following functions:

  • Mobile data collection through all tiers of production
  • Interfacing with existing database systems
  • Reporting and providing data analytics
  • Supply chain mapping
Group of happy Gypsy Indian children - desert village, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India.

What Goodweave says about ChainPoint

"Through the data analytics that ChainPoint has developed, GoodWeave is better able to inform organizational strategy and communicate impact."

Anoop Agarwal, Goodweave

"ChainPoint has allowed GoodWeave to improve efficiency of its inspections and monitoring processes at the lowest tiers of global supply chains."

Anoop Agarwal, Goodweave

Act now.

Download our solution paper

The challenges that GoodWeave faces in the carpet sector are similar to those in the broader industry. Limited visibility, significant subcontracting, child labour, forced or bonded labour are just a few challenges the industry as a whole is facing. In our solution paper you will find some aspects to consider when you start working on child labour reduction.

Contact us