A fair and sustainable fashion industry that enables people to thrive

Making Fashion a Force for Good

What We Do

We are a corporate foundation here to fundamentally transform the fashion industry.

How We Work

Together with our partners, we take collective action guided by our theories of change and by the principles of gender justice.

Results & Learning

We are a learning organisation, enabling our staff to learn, adapting our structures and sharing our lessons.

C&A Foundation shares 2018 highlights and lessons learned

C&A Foundation launches the fifth-anniversary edition of its Annual Report, reviewing highlights and breakthrough moments of 2018 and sharing the lessons learned from its first years of grant-making to make fashion a force for good.  “In these five years, we have learned a lot about what works – and what doesn’t – when using patient, philanthropic capital to try and affect large shifts in a sys...

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C&A Foundation a corporate foundation affiliated to global retailer, C&A.  We were created here to help spark the change that will fundamentally transform the fashion industry.  We give our partners financial support, expertise and networks so they can make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches. We do this because we believe that despite the vast and complex challenges we…

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