PAN report on cotton’s chemical addiction

Cotton supports around 100 million rural families across the globe; it provides employment and income, and the garment industry depends on it. But cotton has its problems: it has been associated with everything from forced and child labour to pesticide poisoning of farmers and th…

It’s good to talk: social dialogue in action

Delegates at Impactt’s ‘Worker First’ conference this month have the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from management and workers about how the presence of a mature factory union stabilised production at a time of crisis. Despite being in the heart of Ashulia, Banglade…

Second Earthquake Hits Mexico

Within days of the first devastating earthquake in the southern part of the country, a second more-destructive tremor hit Mexico.  With a magnitude of 7.1, the quake has left the cities of Puebla, and Mexico City paralized as dozens of buildings collapsed and the death tolls rise…

Supporting children recover and heal after Mexico’s earthquake

This past 7 of September, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake -the strongest in a century- rocked the southern coast of Mexico.  The state of Oaxaca was one of the hardest hit, leaving 800,000 people, or about 20% of the population, homeless. It is estimated that 310,000 children are amo…

Being human: the impact on the modern workplace

Human rights barrister and author, Dexter Dias QC, will reflect on human nature and its importance to the modern workplace at Impactt’s Building Worker First Supply Chains conference during his keynote later this month. Intriguingly, he will also be talking to the audience about…

Call for Proposals – Can public data transform the fashion industry?

The fashion industry is becoming more open about the conditions in which apparel is made. A growing number of industry initiatives and clothing brands are publicly releasing information including the names and locations of factories, working conditions and safety information, wha…

Building worker first supply chains

Impactt’s 20th anniversary conference, taking place September 28 in London, is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from workers in global supply chains, injecting the reality of their experiences into the debate on working conditions. Building Worker First Supply Chains brin…

Design for life

These days, you can update your wardrobe as often as the seasons change, but that comes at a high cost to the environment. Pressure is mounting on the industry to clean up its act.One hope lies in the move to a circular economy, in which product lifespans are extended for as long…

Greater than the sum of our parts

A lot has happened since we launched the global C&A Foundation in 2014, with a bold and ambitious goal to make fashion a force for good. Our 2016 Annual Report shows not how much we've achieved in a short time - and how far we still have to go. But more importantly, the report il…

New report on women in apparel

In a new business brief from the global non-profit BSR business brief, “Empowering Female Workers in the Apparel Industry: Three Areas for Business Action," the organisation highlights key findings from in-depth research conducted by the International Center for Research on Women…