Baya is proud to be licensed by GoodWeave, an organisation that is working to end child labour and uphold healthy working conditions for weavers in the floor rug and textile industry.
Over 6,700 children have been rescued from labour in carpet mills and factories.
GoodWeave has provided quality education to almost 26,000 rescued and vulnerable children.
GoodWeave works at the root of the cause by deterring hundreds of thousands of children from entering forced labour.
GoodWeave has worked hard to bring visibility to global supply chains, -the GoodWeave Standard requires full disclosure and transparency of the producer’s supply chain.
Finding the GoodWeave certification label on the back of products provides assurance that products are free of child labour.
GoodWeave works to give a voice to informal and marginalized workers. Audits include broader workers’ rights such as freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as no discrimination, decent working conditions, and minimizing negative environmental impacts in production.
GoodWeave works to transform communities by supporting children’s education and programs that provide critical services.
More than 152 million children are forced into labour.
Some children trafficked to loom sheds far from home – often under threat of violence – to work off a family debt that can never be repaid on meagre weaving wages.
Child laborers often forfeit the chance to ever begin school, giving them the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
Victims are 5-14 years of age, and while corporate social auditing improves working conditions at “first tier” factories, the worst exploitation takes place outside of the factory where many layers of subcontracting turn child labour into an invisible crime in hidden workplaces.