C&A Foundation focuses its work in main five areas
Accelerating sustainable cotton, improving working conditions, eradicating forced and child labour, fostering circular economy and strengthening communities
C&A Foundation is working to increase the market share of sustainable cotton by tackling the conditions that hold it back. They are helping cotton farmers make the switch to organic farming. And they are working with brands and industry players so that together, we can all accelerate the uptake of more sustainable cotton.
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People who work in factories don’t always get a fair deal. The forces that drive unsafe and unfair working conditions are systemic and run deep. C&A Foundation is working with a variety of different actors to help change this situation. They are working to support garment workers to voice their concerns and they support initiatives to make the whole industry accountable for improvements.
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The lack of transparency and traceability in complex fashion supply chains means forced labour can go unseen and unpunished. C&A Foundation is determined to change this.
They work with partners across the industry to tackle the root causes of forced and child labour. At the same time, they support victims, giving them the help they need to recover and rebuild their lives.
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It is time to rethink apparel and move towards a new kind of industry. One that uses and reuses safe materials. One that restores and regenerates ecosystems. One that provides dignified work for people making products that are “made to be made again". This is the philosophy of a circular economy.
C&A Foundation is driving the transition to circular fashion by nurturing and scaling innovative solutions that can change the way clothes are made, used, and reused.
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Making fashion a force for good doesn't start and end with the supply chain. It extends into the communities where C&A colleagues, customers and garment workers live too. Together with C&A, C&A Foundation enables volunteer programms that support local charities and drive employee engagement campaigns to empower women. C&A Foundation also partners with humanitarian organisations, such as Save the Children, to support women and children in emergencies. Together, we're giving back to communities, helping to make them strong.
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