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C&A Foundation calls to reimagine fashion

C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam. Created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A, Fashion for...

Ashoka Changemakers: Gabriel Rivera

Gabriel Rivera, quien actualmente vive en Monterrey y es egresado de la carrera de Ingeniería Agrónoma de la Universidad A&M de Texas, trabajó en ranchos ganaderos de Estados Unidos, donde conoció a trabajadores latinoamericanos que habían migrado de forma ilegal.Sus historias y...

Ashoka and C&A Foundation support 5 Leading Social Innovators in Fabric of Change Partnership

February 9, 2017 Washington DC - Ashoka and C&A Foundation have identified the first cohort of five social entrepreneurs for the Fabric of Change Fellowship to nurture solutions to fashion industry challenges. Launched in 2015, the joint initiative Fabric of Change supports inno...

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 d...

Collaboration to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

DECEMBER 6, 2016—Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new initiative with C&A Foundation and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. Women comprise about 80% of the global workforce in the garment industry; an industr...

C&A Foundation funds Circle Economy’s pioneering textiles programme

Amsterdam, 3 November 2016C&A Foundation has dedicated €250,000 to the social enterprise, Circle Economy, to expand their Circle Textiles Programme. Circle Economy is a cooperative dedicated to accelerating the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy. Over t...

Addressing forced labour in the garment industry

Human rights advocates are gaining some ground in the battle against child labor. A report by the International Labor Organization revealed that the number of children forced to work for a living declined by a third between 2000 and 2013. That sizeable drop — from 246 million t...

Cotton Recovery: A Game Changer for Fashion?

How can we sustainably shape the world of the future? How can we consume with a clear conscience? What shape does effective recycling take? These are a few of the questions that we all have to ask ourselves in light of the fact that raw materials are finite and we're using up thi...

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst

A 2015 U.N. report predicts that the world is on track to face a 40 percent shortage of fresh (including drinkable) water in the next 15 years. If current usage habits don't change, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs in 2030.Seventy percent of the earth's f...

Race to Accelerate Global Organic Cotton

Only 1 percent of all cotton produced in the world is organic. Despite the increasing demand from textile and apparel industries, production of organic cotton is on the decline and poses a tremendous risk to both the environment and the future of sustainably-produced fabrics.Fort...