Goodweave to be Decorex sustainability partner

GoodWeave International is to be a sustainability partner for Decorex International 2023.

‘Supporting Decorex’s sustainability focus, GoodWeave will share the positive social impact our licensing and certification programme has on worker communities involved in making rugs and interior home textiles in India and Nepal. With forecasts that climate change will cause increased humanitarian crisis across the globe, the need to protect vulnerable children and workers has never been greater. Additionally, new mandatory human rights due diligence legislation is being developed in Europe and other countries that will require companies over a certain size to be accountable for adverse human rights impact in supply chains,’ says Sonny Puryear, GoodWeave International director of business engagement and marketing.

Goodweave has a network of more than 190 licensed importer brands and retailers, as well as over 230 licensed manufacturers in India and Nepal.

From deep supply chain mapping including subcontracted and home-based manufacturing worksites, unannounced inspections, remediation and prevention, GoodWeave operates at the grassroots level forging essential relationships with worker communities, governments and manufacturing companies. This helps to shine the light on hidden supply chains whilst protecting workers’ rights. Products carrying a GoodWeave certification label provide much-needed assurance that they are manufactured free of child, forced and bonded labour.

‘GoodWeave now partners with more than 30 companies in the UK. Decorex will be invaluable for meeting new players and those companies concerned about potential child and forced labour in their supply chains. We look forward to speaking with businesses in the design sector and discussing the many advantages of becoming a GoodWeave licensee themselves or how to source from our growing list of existing partners meeting our rigorous standard.’

Image: U. Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, University of Connecticut Library, courtesy of GoodWeave International



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