GoodWeave has implemented and refined a market-based system that is helping more than 350 brands worldwide to reduce child labour in supply chains. The result is the GoodWeave label which helps suppliers in India offer the best assurance of responsible production.
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In its 2018-2019 Freedom Fund project, GoodWeave will use the model GoodWeave it has been using in the carpet, apparel, home textiles and fashion jewellery sectors. GoodWeave will raise awareness about child labour among businesses and retailers through dissemination of materials, participatory consultations and events, as well as map businesses in Jaipur to profile priority brands and manufacturers to engage regarding partnerships. Once GoodWeave partners with retailers/producers under the project, they will map entire supply chains, conduct inspections and continue to monitor the supply chain to ensure compliance with the GoodWeave certification requirements. The process is also key in instilling behaviour change among the producers. GoodWeave is working on developing a domestic seal of certification and will employ this with domestic partners. Through its inspection work, GoodWeave will also provide support for community interventions involving children traced to the supply chain, including engaging schools and local NGOs. Lastly, they will provide support for capacity building and prevention programs in the vulnerable communities in which they work.