NEW SECTORS

After refining it’s system for the last 20 years, GoodWeave is now in an exciting new scaling phase, bringing it’s model to apparel, home-textile and tea sectors.

APPAREL

Apparel sector is a true representation of India’s complex internal historical dynamics that are marked by informal, decentralised production. A significant portion of the apparels produced in the country are export-bound, making India one of the largest producers for global importers and retailers. However, several layers of outsourcing often means that the last level of production or hand-work for jewellery and apparel happens in homes, forming part of the informal supply chain which is very difficult for exporters and brands to document, map, and oversee.

GoodWeave’s pilot with C&A foundation, in addition to supply chain mapping, takes a delve into the homeworker communities where work for global brands is happening.GoodWeave is helping exporters and brands to reach and monitor this section of their production workforce, gathering data and experience to form the basis of a commercial program that increases productivity, skills, and income. Demonstrating legitimate engagement with homeworkers, the pilot is thus devising ways to make them a recognized tier within the supply chain. The holistic approach involves: 1) supply chain inspections and mapping which include all sub-contracting; and, 2) community outreach to bring educational opportunities to adults and children reducing their vulnerability.

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Sending home-workers’ children to schools

HOME TEXTILE

GoodWeave has begun its delve in the home-textile sector with a UK-based company. We are in the initial stage of identifying suppliers in India with whom the pilot will be launched.

TEA

GoodWeave has initiated work with Rainforest Alliance in Assam, India’s largest tea growing region, where child labor has been extensively documented, to design and develop strengthened monitoring and remediation procedures, based on the GoodWeave system into the regional approach to addressing the problem