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New boost for the fashion industry as it prepares for a turbulent decade

Forum for the Future and Centre for Sustainable Fashion launch Fashion Futures 2030, an interactive toolkit exploring how current trends - from climate change to nationalism and AI - could shape fashion in 2030.

Bold policies needed to mainstream sustainable fashion

Waste and pollution from the production of textiles and clothing have become critical global issues. With only one percent of fibres being recycled, the current ‘linear’ model is outdated and unsustainable. There is an urgent need for a strategy to transform industry into a circu...

The Open Apparel Registry launches free, open source, global map of apparel facilities

The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is an open source tool, mapping garment facilities worldwide and assigning a unique ID number to each. It aims to become the go-to source for identifying all global apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists fro...

Pioneering initiative proving new technology to trace organic cotton in textiles

The multi-stakeholder Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot that combines cutting-edge technologies, reaches milestone towards successfully tracing organic cotton through the value chain.

10 Million Euros for Children in Need

C&A and C&A Foundation are proud to announce the renewal of their partnership with the leading independent global children’s rights organisation Save the Children.

Better Buying Releases Second 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 incre...

C&A Foundation launches 2017 Annual Report

C&A Foundation’s Annual Report 2017 is a strong call to action to join the movement to transform the apparel industry.

€1.29 million in funding to support circular fashion initiatives

C&A Foundation’s work to make circular fashion a reality is set to receive a major boost thanks to the approval of five initiatives following the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP): ‘Bridging the Gap’ Implementation of Circular Economy in the Apparel Sector.   Five pilot initiativ...

UNA maps gender initiatives in Brazil

UN Women and the Womanity Foundation present, in partnership with the C&A Foundation, the UNA Platform, a strategic, interactive and living online guide that maps the Brazilian ecosystem of initiatives and organisations that contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of wo...

Better Buying rates purchasing practises

Better Buying launched the first ever independent global index to rate the purchasing practices of brands and retailers. The Purchasing Practices Index (BBPPI) 2018 is designed to support industry efforts to improve purchasing practices in supply chains globally.  The index ranke...