Talk:GoodWeave International

Latest comment: 2 years ago by Gw-intl in topic "Rugmark" listed at Redirects for discussion

Looking at the revision history of this article over the past year, there appears to be multiple attempts by Igep Foundation (talk) (note: which was subsequently banned from Wikipedia, though duplicate edits have since been made anonymously, e.g. by on 26-Apr-10 and on 21-Oct-10) to make edits that have been flagged by several WIkipedia editors as lacking proper references. There was a claim made in the revision history, for example, that "Rugmark has nothing to do with US there is no rugmark in US" [sic]. However, this is clearly not the case as can be easily verified by checking the CNN, PBS or New York Times stories referenced in the article and many other media accounts that can easily be found online. The confusion apparently lies in the fact that RugMark International re-branded the name of the program to GoodWeave. This should probably be updated and reflected in the article. Gw-intl (talk) 17:44, 23 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RUGMARK is a certification trademark, which assures importers and buyers that carpets with this label have been manufactured/exported by a company which has committed itself to work without illegal child labour, and which is subject to an effective surveillance mechanism.

RUGMARK Foundation, India was incorporated in September 1994 under Sec. 25 of the Indian Companies Act of 1956, as a private, voluntary, non-profit entity.


Intensive campaigns against the use of child labour led to a proposal to totally boycott the import of carpets from India. To avoid the negative consequences of such a step on workers, exporters and carpet manufacturing regions positive solutions were needed.

Consequently, RUGMARK, the initiative against the use of illegal child labour in the carpet industry, was initiated in 1994 by Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters along with many leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Together with UNICEF and the Indo-German Export Promotion Project (IGEP) of the German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ) the RUGMARK system was developed.

[1]Naveennanaiah9899 (talk) 12:37, 7 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Rugmark" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Rugmark. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 February 22#Rugmark until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. Gw-intl (talk) 21:52, 22 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]