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

TechnoServe Inc.

TechnoServe Inc.

€207k / 8 months / completed

Investigated the potential for a viable and thriving organic cotton sector in Tanzania.

Terre des hommes Deutschland

Terre des hommes Deutschland

€412k / 2.8 years / ongoing

Improve the livelihoods of migrant cotton workers in India.

Terre des hommes Deutschland

Terre des hommes Deutschland

€1m / 4.1 years / ongoing

Expand rehabilitation services for former bonded labourers, and carry out advocacy to prevent bonded labour in the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, India.

Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange

€521k / 3.5 years / ongoing

Strengthen the ability of the organisation to collect and disseminate data on organic cotton supply and demand.

The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law

The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law

€50k / 2 years / completed

Designed and launched the "Living Wage Innovation Challenge" to identify and support new ways to address unjust wages in the apparel sector.

Thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

€45k / 5 months / ongoing

Execute a comparative life cycle assessment of BCI, organic and conventional cotton production.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation

€789k / 3.2 years / ongoing

Increase awareness of forced labour and human trafficking through media advocacy and training of journalist to cover the issues in India.

Transparentem

Transparentem

€500k / 1 year / ongoing

Harness the power of investigative journalism to raise awareness of the working conditions in the apparel supply chain.

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

€141k / 1.5 year / ongoing

Research the industry-wide uptake of the Higg Index and recommend ways to improve it.

University of Delaware

University of Delaware

€1.3m / 3 years / ongoing

Develop the "Better Buying Initiative", to support factories and reduce risks for workers by improving purchasing practices of brands and retailers.

Verité SouthEast Asia

Verité SouthEast Asia

€28k / 2.4 years / completed

Executed a landscaping study of international migrants working in the Asian and Turkish apparel supply chain.

WageIndicator Foundation

WageIndicator Foundation

€453k / 2 years / ongoing

Conduct an inventory of wages and working conditions in the garment industry in order to reduce non-compliance with minimum wage and labour law.

Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP)

Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP)

€185k / 2.5 years / ongoing

Support of the "European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP)", which aims to cut the enviromental impact of clothing across the suppy chain.

Water Footprint Network

Water Footprint Network

€524k / 3.8 years / completed

Analysed the water footprint of cotton throughout the supply chain and recommended ways to reduce it.

Water Footprint Network

Water Footprint Network

€403k / 2 years / completed

Provided core support to Water Footprint Network to strengthen their methodology and service to the apparel industry.

Water.org

Water.org

€823k / 3.3 years / ongoing

Support the "New Ventures Fund" in order to pilot, disseminate and scale initiatives to address water scarcity, particularly in apparel-producing countries.