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Is a sustainable future really possible for fashion?

Lee Alexander Risby, Head of Effective Philanthropy at C&A Foundation, speaks to two authors of a new report, ‘The Future of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry’.   They discuss why this research is a wake-up call for the industry…     Experts from across the global fashi…

New report outlines a road map for the Mexican Apparel Industry to transition to a circular economy

The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) and C&A Foundation have joined hands to help decision makers transition to a circular economy. A report titled, “Promotion of Circular Economy in the Mexican Apparel Industry” has been released with actionable recommendations to…

ProDESC develops a new safe space online for female worker voices

On September 25th, ProDESC (Project of Social and Cultural Economic Rights) unveiled “Labour Defenders: Women in Mexico”, a multimedia platform to share testimonies from working women about their struggles to uphold labour rights in four unstable sectors of the economy: agricul…

Good Fashion Fund to scale innovation

  It takes more than good intentions to make fashion a force for good. And it is no secret that to transform the industry, we need to fundamentally change the way we business. Today, there is a wealth of ideas and innovations able to shake the status quo; however, the capital…

ProDESC doubling efforts to help garment workers defend their labour rights

C&A Foundation in Mexico and the "Economic Social and Cultural Rights Project" (ProDESC) have entered into a partnership, to support and enable women workers in the industry, so that they know their rights and can defend them more effectively. The initiative, which started out…

Rio Ethical Fashion promotes dialogue on sustainability in the fashion industry

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was once the site of significant environmental discussions, such as Eco-92 and Rio+20 and was a popular venue for significant sustainability discussions. In June 2019, the city hosted its first big event to create awareness and spread the values of sustain…

Sustainability in the fashion industry: A priority at Intermoda

  Sustainability in fashion and the growing importance in the Mexican fashion industry were two topics covered at the recent edition of Intermoda, an international fashion trade show held at the Guadalajara Expo from 16 to 19 July.   On Thursday, 18 July, the conference featu…

Strengthening communities through more sustainable fashion

A volunteer exchange promotes knowledge sharing in Brazil’s backcountry Getting back to the land, learning about organic cotton from close up, talking with farmers and understanding how this fibre, which is so important for the fashion industry, impacts an entire community. That…

Assessment of Child Labour in the Apparel Industry in Mexico

  For the first time in the Mexican State of Guanajuato, an assessment on child labour in the shoe and apparel industry has been conducted to put child labour on the state agenda. We are proud to announce this initiative is part of a new partnership with the 'Network for Child…

C&A Foundation accepts #OpenForGood Award

We are honoured to announce that last night at the Grantmakers for Effective Organisation (GEO) Learning Conference in Seattle, Washington, C&A Foundation along, with the Ian Potter Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, received the  prestigious #OpenForGood Award for our comm…