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Garment Worker Diaries reveal struggle

A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India...

Humanity United launches venture fund

With the support of C&A Foundation and leading brands, Humanity United launches Working Capital, a $23 million early-stage venture fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations.   The goal of the fund is to accelerate supply chain innovations to enable corporations to opera...

Yangon's garment sector workforce

In May 2017, C&A Foundation commissioned Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation and Andaman Research & Advisory to undertake a study of the garment sector workforce. C&A Foundation and its partners recognized there was a lack of a strong quantitative evidence on the demographics...

Insights from China's Textile Manufacturers

Stockholm, 30th August 2017 – The fashion industry is cleaning up, and so are Chinese textile manufacturers.  Right now there is an opportunity to lay the foundations for a clean and circular business model in China.  A new report by China Water Risk has found that the shift is...

Apparel Industry Innovators Win Award to Scale Their Impact

Today, Ashoka and the C&A Foundation announced winners of the “Scaling Impact Fund" as part of their Fabric of Change initiative, supporting social innovation for a sustainable apparel industry. Winners receive prizes totalling €250,000, to help implement their scaling strategy p...

Bangladesh to Lead in Garment Industry Transparency

Today a major initiative to map all apparel factories in Bangladesh was launched. The project called 'Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh' (DRFM-B) is the first ever of its kind to attempt to digitally map the entire garment sector in Bangladesh and marks a transformative i...

Four new partners to improve working conditions

In July 2016, we made a call for concepts under our programme to improve working conditions. The call was for concepts that would:Increase accountability in the garment industry through more transparent and traceable supply chains; and/or Enable garment worker voices and opinions...

Ashoka and C&A Foundation launch social impact fund for apparel industry innovators

26th May 2017, BANGALORE, India. - Ashoka and C&A Foundation have launched a new €250,000 'Scaling Impact Fund' as part of their joint Fabric of Change initiative supporting social innovation in the apparel industry.The fund, launched today at the Fabric of Change 'Globalizer' Su...

New Circular Fibres Initiative brings industry together to build a circular economy for textiles

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches today a new initiative that brings together key industry stakeholders to build a circular economy for textiles, starting with clothing. The initiative is supported by a core philanthropic funder, C&A Foundation, core corporate partners H...

ILO partners with São Paulo textile sector to promote decent work

São Paulo, May 4, 2017 – Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Brazilian Association of Textile Retail (ABVTEX), Brazilian Association of Textile Industry (Abit), Instituto C&A (the Brazilian office of C&A Foundation), Instituto Lojas Renner and Zara Brazil annou...