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Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Priority Issues at the Latin American Fashion Summit

This past 8 to 11 November, C&A Foundation sponsored the first Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS) to discuss new and emerging challenges and business models in the fashion industry on the continent, and the tools required to give young designers increased opportunities to sta…

Drip Pool Programme: Innovative Community-Managed Finance Mechanism 

C&A Foundation’s Drip Pool Programme highlights the importance of agro ecological initiatives and industry-wide collaboration in improving the livelihoods of smallholder and marginal Indian farmers while addressing environmental challenges.    Almost half of India’s population…

#ColaborAmerica the launch for the next phase of “Materioteca"

This past 9-10 November, the largest festival of new Latin American economies #ColaborAmerica took place at Fundição Progresso, in Rio de Janeiro. The two-day event brought together business leaders, politicians, activists and citizens interested in contributing in some way to…

First-ever Map of Ancient and Endangered Forests Brings Conservation to the Boardroom

Leading forest conservation NGO and C&A Foundation partner, Canopy, launched the first-ever interactive map for identifying ancient and endangered forests, called ForestMapper. This revolutionary online tool is designed to support companies worldwide in making better sustainabi…

Better Buying Releases Second Rating Cycle Results

Following the spring launch of the Better BuyingTM Purchasing Practices Index (BBPPI), Better BuyingTM now released its second report designed to support industry efforts to improve purchasing practices in supply chains globally. The report reveals that suppliers experience inc…

C&A Foundation Statement on Equity and Inclusion

C&A Foundation believes fashion can be a force for good and works to improve the lives of the women and men behind our clothes.   We recognise that that many of the industry’s challenges reflect broader societal trends, including the imbalance of power between women and men.  …

Fashion Revolution launches first edition of Brazil Fashion Transparency Index

With the introduction of its global Fashion Transparency Index (FTI) three years ago, Fashion Revolution propelled transparency into the spotlight in the fashion industry. Now, the global sustainable fashion movement, is launching the first Fashion Transparency Index Brazil. In…

‘Products that Flow’ Circular Business Models and Design Strategies for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

How can consumer goods be redesigned to move away from our current linear economy to one that serves a circular economy? In a time when consumer goods are being produced and disposed of at a rapid speed this remarkable book 'Products that Flow' Circular Business Models and Desi…

Fashion for Good opens interactive museum for fashion innovation

   Fashion for Good opens its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience is an interactive museum outfitted with the latest technology. If you’re interested in fashion, innovation and sustainability this is a fun, immersive must-visit venue in Amsterdam…

Save the Children’s emergency response in Laos, India and Indonesia. 

In the aftermath of flooding in Laos and India and an earthquake in Indonesia this past summer, C&A Foundation is working together with Save the Children to supply humanitarian assistance to vulnerable children and families.   How Does Save the Children Help   Save the Childr…