GoodWeave’s inspections continue, despite the pandemic

GoodWeave is hugely important to Jacaranda. We insist that the factories who weave for us in India and Nepal, allow random, unannounced visits from GoodWeave’s inspectors. This helps us to ensure that all who weave for Jacaranda are adults, and that working conditions are safe.

Child labour is sadly on the increase through poverty induced by the pandemic, so we decided to share this recent update from GoodWeave.

“As you may know, GoodWeave inspection teams in India and Nepal returned to in-person Tier 1 factory audits in October 2020. We are now pleased to share that our teams are resuming onsite audits and unannounced inspections for Tier 2 and Tier 3 facilities and worksites as well. All GoodWeave staff visiting worksites will be equipped with appropriate PPE, and inspectors will minimize contact with supplier staff during the audit/inspection, as well as follow social distancing norms. To prevent transmission of the virus, we have requested that suppliers ensure all employees are provided with appropriate PPE and all subcontractors have COVID-19 protection measures in place.”

GoodWeave is an exceptional, international, nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Today it is the leading global institution with a mission to stop child labour in global supply chains. Apart from their inspection and labelling, GoodWeave looks after and helps to educate rescued children if they cannot be re-united with their families.

Please always ensure that any hand-woven, hand-knotted or hand-tufted rugs that you buy or sell, carry the GoodWeave label. For more information visit GoodWeave’s website.

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