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Eliminating Compliance Barriers with Better Buying

Better Buying, an initiative that will collect suppliers' anonymous ratings of brands and retailers' purchasing practices, was introduced on May 12 at a multi-stakeholder workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. Set to become fully operational by 2017, the initiative will combine and score supplier ratings to publicly identify those buying companies with the best purchasing practices. C&A Foundation provided seed funds for Better Buying, and Fair Factories Clearinghouse is the technology partner . ...

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Fabric of Change Winners

Three extraordinary initiatives were celebrated on May 12 at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s largest event on sustainability in fashion. The winners of the Fabric of Change challenge were awarded grants totaling €100,000 by C&A Foundation, which together with Ashoka, launched the innovation  challenge last year to spotlight and support fresh approaches to transforming the fashion industry. Evrnu™ Social Purpose Corp - €50,000 Grand Prize Winner: Transforms cott...

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NGC and C&A Explore Sustainable Cotton

On the occasion of the European premiere the National Geographic documentary of “For the Love of Fashion”, water and sustainability advocate Alexandra Cousteau, and C&A Chief Sustainability Officer, Jeffrey Hogue, emphasized the need for a paradigm shift in the cotton value chain. “Approximately half of all clothes manufactured globally are created with cotton, but conventional cotton farming risks harming our planet irreparably”, said Cousteau. “We are excited to support a documen...

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Why we’re here

Every day, the apparel industry touches over 100 million people, from farmers to factory workers, customers to colleagues. C&A Foundation is here to make sure that every one of them thrives.

Our Aspiration and Mission

We aspire to see a fair and sustainable industry in which everyone can thrive. Our mission is to support and drive the initiatives that have the potential to make that happen.