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Apparel Industry Innovators Win Award to Scale Their Impact

Today, Ashoka and the C&A Foundation announced winners of the “Scaling Impact Fund" as part of their Fabric of Change initiative, supporting social innovation for a sustainable apparel industry. Winners receive prizes totalling €250,000, to help implement their scaling strategy p...

Bangladesh to Lead in Garment Industry Transparency

Today a major initiative to map all apparel factories in Bangladesh was launched. The project called 'Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh' (DRFM-B) is the first ever of its kind to attempt to digitally map the entire garment sector in Bangladesh and marks a transformative i...

Four new partners to improve working conditions

In July 2016, we made a call for concepts under our programme to improve working conditions. The call was for concepts that would:Increase accountability in the garment industry through more transparent and traceable supply chains; and/or Enable garment worker voices and opinions...

Ashoka and C&A Foundation launch social impact fund for apparel industry innovators

26th May 2017, BANGALORE, India. - Ashoka and C&A Foundation have launched a new €250,000 'Scaling Impact Fund' as part of their joint Fabric of Change initiative supporting social innovation in the apparel industry.The fund, launched today at the Fabric of Change 'Globalizer' Su...

New Circular Fibres Initiative brings industry together to build a circular economy for textiles

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches today a new initiative that brings together key industry stakeholders to build a circular economy for textiles, starting with clothing. The initiative is supported by a core philanthropic funder, C&A Foundation, core corporate partners H...

ILO partners with São Paulo textile sector to promote decent work

São Paulo, May 4, 2017 – Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Brazilian Association of Textile Retail (ABVTEX), Brazilian Association of Textile Industry (Abit), Instituto C&A (the Brazilian office of C&A Foundation), Instituto Lojas Renner and Zara Brazil annou...

C&A Foundation calls to reimagine fashion

C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam. Created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A, Fashion for...

Ashoka Changemakers: Gabriel Rivera

Gabriel Rivera, quien actualmente vive en Monterrey y es egresado de la carrera de Ingeniería Agrónoma de la Universidad A&M de Texas, trabajó en ranchos ganaderos de Estados Unidos, donde conoció a trabajadores latinoamericanos que habían migrado de forma ilegal.Sus historias y...

Ashoka and C&A Foundation support 5 Leading Social Innovators in Fabric of Change Partnership

February 9, 2017 Washington DC - Ashoka and C&A Foundation have identified the first cohort of five social entrepreneurs for the Fabric of Change Fellowship to nurture solutions to fashion industry challenges. Launched in 2015, the joint initiative Fabric of Change supports inno...

BRAC and BGMEA support Bangladeshi factory mapping

BRAC University (BRACU) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) have signed a groundbreaking agreement to support the collection of credible, comprehensive and accurate data about the ready-made garment (RMG) industry. They have also agreed to d...