Working with


Proud Partners

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.

“We want you to enjoy your rug; assured that it was produced ethically, with no child labour.”

David Heath - Co-Owner

Our partnership with GoodWeave is an important part of our commitment within the textile industry and how it moves into the future. We want to ensure our Baya floor rugs come from a transparent and ethical supply chain, that is free of child labour and supports our workers’ rights.

Who are


GoodWeave is a non-profit organisation founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi. It is a leading global institution with a mission to end child labour in global supply chains through an authentic, market-based, and holistic system.

Our certified floor rugs are produced by licensed exporters who are happy to undergo unannounced inspections of their premises by GoodWeave staff. It also means that a percentage of the cost of each floor rug is donated by Furtex for GoodWeave's social programs in India, Nepal or Afghanistan. We believe that understanding the supply chain and knowing that your purchase makes a tangible difference for weaving communities, makes our floor rugs all the more beautiful and enjoyable to take home.

What does the

label mean?

“Carpet kids” sit at looms for up to 14 hours per day, using sharp tools to weave carpets with no access to education.

Why is this work

so important?

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.