Cultivating a new generation of organic farmers

In November 2015, a new chapter was unveiled in the history of one of India's premier agriculture universities - the Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) - as it launched a one of a kind programme on organic farming in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Organic Certific…

BRAC and BGMEA support Bangladeshi factory mapping

BRAC University (BRACU) and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) have signed a groundbreaking agreement to support the collection of credible, comprehensive and accurate data about the ready-made garment (RMG) industry. They have also agreed to…

Cotton2Cloth: Fashion industry players discuss transparency

'Truth never damages a cause that is just.' With these words, Leslie Johnston, C&A Foundation Executive Director, opened the conference Cotton2Cloth: Transparency in the Apparel Industry, held in Negombo, Sri Lanka from 5 – 8 December 2016.The meeting, co-hosted by C&A Foundation…

Weaving the #FabricofChange: the moral crisis of fast fashion.

Each year, 80 billion pieces of clothing are purchased across the globe, which is 400% more than 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly these sales constitute a major financial market. The fashion brand Christian Dior is one of the biggest companies in the world - last year their sales tot…

Call for Proposals - Drip Pool Programme Gujarat

C&A Foundation is looking for an organisation to develop a case study to document the lessons learned from the Drip Pool Programme for Cotton in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. Completed proposals must be submitted to sustainablecotton@candafoundation.org by 05.30 PM, Th…

Triple Pundit kicks off series on forced labour

Despite decades -- centuries even -- of global efforts, forced and bonded labour can still be found around the world and throughout various supply chains. C&A Foundation has teamed up with Triple Pundit to explore the different types of forced and bonded labour and highlight indu…

Ready when disaster strikes

Population migration in recent decades has left Indian cities bursting at the seams. At the last census, 76 million people were living in urban slums - more than 8 million of them were children under six years old. C&A Foundation and Save the Children India are asking the questio…

Call for Expression of Interest for Principal Evaluator/Evaluation Team

Fundacion C&A and C&A Foundation invite evaluators/evaluation teams in Mexico to submit expressions of interest for conducting an evaluation of a two year programme focused on the integral well-being of the workers in the Mexican textile industry in order to improve productivity…

Call for Expression of Interest for Building an Organic Cotton Programme in Tanzania

C&A Foundation is issuing a Request for Expression of Interest (REoI) to identify organizations that could develop a programme for scaling organic cotton production in Tanzania.We seek a partner who can build a holistic and market based model to upscale organic cotton production…

Fabric of Change shines the way for philanthropy

Competitions that encourage innovation - rather than simply reward it - are becoming more and more popular as a means of philanthropic giving. Under the right circumstances, they are more effective than traditional grant-making, writes author Renya Reed Wasson in a recent issue o…