Big ideas to
transform the industry

We fund initiatives that have the potential to create long-term change. Click through the list of our current grants to see more.

How to become a Partner

ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Advance workers’ access to labour justice and rights to non-discrimination, freedom of association, and payment of remuneration owed, with a principal focus on the apparel and textile sector.


Strengthen and expand the ABVTEX Certification Programme, to promote greater legitimacy and credibility for the Programme, and foster greater transparency in the industry.

Aconsa A.B.

Size Matters: Scalability of business case programs in the garment industry.

Aliança Empreendedora Association

Promote decent working relationships in the textile sector with Latin American immigrants, through entrepreneurship.


Develop and implement technology able to trace the production of clothing, ensuring respect for decent working conditions.

Awaj Foundation

Empower women leaders in the apparel sector, through advanced training in negotiation and advocacy.

Awaj Foundation

Exchange of knowledge between the advocacy groups in Myanmar and Bangladesh on advocacy practices for women in garment industry.


Establish Long-Term Operations and Scale Use of the Open Apparel Registry (OAR).

Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity

Empower workers, especially female workers, to use social media as a tool to organise and raise their collective voice.

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Increase access for Bangladeshi garment workers to legal aid services and advocate for further legal reforms to protect their rights.

BRAC University

Support a pilot project to map all apparel factories in two sub-districts of Bangladesh.


Map all RMG factories across all 20 garment-producing districts in Bangladesh, including direct and indirect exporters, subcontractors, and manufacturers.


Develop a study on the feasibility of a labour arbitration transparency mechanism.


Adapt HerRespect curriculum for use in India, and partner with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to mobilise manufacturers to prevent gender based violence.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)

Support Cambodian civil society organisations to work together defend garment workers' rights.

Care USA

Educate women workers and unions on how to use data as a basis for negotiation to improve working conditions in Indonesian apparel factories.

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

Research the challenges faced by Syrian refugees working in the apparel industry in Turkey.

China Labour Bulletin (CLB)

Build the foundation for effective dialogue on labour in Asia, through south-south solidarity.

Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong

Raise awareness of rights on migrant labour and gender protection in vocational schools in China.

Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)

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