This is the story of C&A, one of the most longest lasting and pioneering retailers in the global fashion business.
As if being incorporated for over 170 years weren’t remarkable enough, the company’s origins in textiles run much deeper – its relationship with clothing dates back as far as the 1600s. And not only has it lived through the prosperous and turbulent times of the centuries in between, C&A has also helped to define the way people choose and buy their clothes. Still family owned after six generations, C&A continues to adapt and innovate, just as it did when brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer (the C and A behind the company’s name) set out in 1841 to make their names. Today C&A is still managed as a family company that is just as committed to its customers as it was in 1841. The pioneering spirit that drove the company´s founders in the 19th century is still helping the transform the fashion industry to not do just less bad, but good.