We want to see a fashion industry that enables people to thrive. To make this happen, we fund initiatives are in line with our theory of change and that support our key programmes: accelerating sustainable cotton, improving working conditions, eradicating forced and child labour, and fostering circular fashion. We also work with C&A to strengthen communities both in retail and in sourcing countries.

Here are some of the initiatives we've funded, and some of the lives and businesses we've transformed. You can explore more here. Or take a look at our FAQs to find answers to questions we're commonly asked.


List of grants

Copenhagen Consensus

Copenhagen Consensus

€1.2m / 1.7 years / completed

Informed policy and funding decisions in Bangladesh, using evidence about the type of social investment that has the most impact.

CottonConnect

CottonConnect

€7.5m / 7 years / ongoing

Improve farmer livelihoods through organic and more sustainable cotton production in India, Pakistan, and China.

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

€134k / 1 year / ongoing

Revise the "Social Fairness and Water Stewardship" criteria of the newest version Cradle to Cradle Certified standard (Version 4.0).

Danish Fashion Institute

Danish Fashion Institute

100k / 4 months / completed

Sponsored the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

€1.9m / 2.5 year / ongoing

Improve the livelihoods of 16,500 smallholder cotton farmers in Tanzania through training and certification on organic production principles and forging strong link to markets.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)

€475k / 1.8 years / ongoing

Develop an action plan towards a "circular fibres economy", through systems analysis and engagement of a core group of partners.

Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)

Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)

€44k / 4 months / completed

Produce a study of Myanmar’s garment sector, focusing on worker demographics and communities, and their engagement with technology.

Equiception

Equiception

€455k / 1 year / ongoing

Pilot a technology and disclosure mechanism to test effectiveness in improving conditions for refugees working in the garment industry in Turkey.

European Venture Philanthropy Association

European Venture Philanthropy Association

€35k / 1 year / ongoing

Core support for the EVPA Corporate Social Investment task group.

Evidence Aid

Evidence Aid

€601k / 3 years / completed

Strengthen evidence-based practice in the global humanitarian sector.

Fair Labor Association

Fair Labor Association

€50k / 1 year / completed

Collected, benchmarked, and disclosed aggregate wage data for Bangladesh and Turkey.

Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution

€450k / 3 years / ongoing

Develop and implement a global transparency index to rate major brands.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future

€25k / 10 months / completed

Developed a learning platform for creating systems change.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future

€131k / 2 years / ongoing

Build a movement of like-minded business leaders to develop a sustainable fibre strategy.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future

€480k / 1 year / ongoing

Core support of the NGO, which is bringing various stakeholders together to solve the systemic challenges of the apparel industry

Freedom Fund

Freedom Fund

€6.4m / 6 years / ongoing

Implement a comprehensive hot-spot approach to eliminate bonded and child labour from the spinning mills of Tamil Nadu, India.