FOSTERING WORKER WELL-BEING

GoodWeave’s model is such that it connects brands and suppliers with the lowest producers, bringing about transparency and making grassroot workers visible contributors to the production process.

Mapping and inspections at the last level helps businesses to improve their entire supply chain, acknowledging units and workers which otherwise remain hidden due to lack of documentation at the sub-contracted level. By making workers at the last level visible and documenting them, and by partnering with small business stakeholders who are interested in mapping and showcasing their village producers, the model demonstrates that it is possible for brands to talk about these workers who would then be recognised, and get more orders. Furthermore, limiting child labor and exploitation through our social programs and inspection process means that businesses can confidently outsource work to small production units and artisan communities which were previously high-risk zones.

From home-based weavers in the villages to workers in the factory, GoodWeave through Worker-wellbeing initiatives also brings health, livelihood, financial literacy, child education and other forms of benefits to workers in the supply chains. These activities are undertaken in collaboration with our business stakeholders who are willing to adopt the essential workplace alterations related to documentation, health and capacity building. Most of the health and eye-camps as well as capacity building programs are undertaken through state run initiatives, which GoodWeave helps permeate to the grassroots.