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Collaboration to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

DECEMBER 6, 2016—Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new initiative with C&A Foundation and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. Women comprise about 80% of the global workforce in the garment industry; an industr...

C&A Foundation funds Circle Economy’s pioneering textiles programme

Amsterdam, 3 November 2016C&A Foundation has dedicated €250,000 to the social enterprise, Circle Economy, to expand their Circle Textiles Programme. Circle Economy is a cooperative dedicated to accelerating the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy. Over t...

Addressing forced labour in the garment industry

Human rights advocates are gaining some ground in the battle against child labor. A report by the International Labor Organization revealed that the number of children forced to work for a living declined by a third between 2000 and 2013. That sizeable drop — from 246 million to...

Cotton Recovery: A Game Changer for Fashion?

How can we sustainably shape the world of the future? How can we consume with a clear conscience? What shape does effective recycling take? These are a few of the questions that we all have to ask ourselves in light of the fact that raw materials are finite and we're using up thi...

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst

A 2015 U.N. report predicts that the world is on track to face a 40 percent shortage of fresh (including drinkable) water in the next 15 years. If current usage habits don't change, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs in 2030.Seventy percent of the earth's f...

Race to Accelerate Global Organic Cotton

Only 1 percent of all cotton produced in the world is organic. Despite the increasing demand from textile and apparel industries, production of organic cotton is on the decline and poses a tremendous risk to both the environment and the future of sustainably-produced fabrics.Fort...

The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

We all know that buying organic is good for the environment. The benefits are multitude: less harmful pesticides and insecticides in the environment, lower water use, and, if done properly, improved topsoil. That being said, some products provide even greater benefits if planted...

The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Cotton as a fiber is plant-based and as such is more sustainable than synthetic fibres. It is renewable and supports about 250 million people globally. Worn around the world, over 25 million tons of cotton are produced every year in around 85 countries.Cotton is approximately 55...

Cotton fibres at work

This cash crop is indispensable to the apparel industry and the economies of entire countries. However, its environmental and social impact can be huge. C&A Foundation is partnering with the new media company Triple Pundit to bring readers a series on cotton. Thought-provoking a...

New partnership for mothers in crisis

C&A and C&A Foundation, have teamed up with the charity, Save the Children, in a three-year, multi-million euro international alliance to support millions of mothers who are coping with humanitarian crises. Projects will focus both on disaster preparedness, as well as immediate r...