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Legislation is not enough to combat modern slavery

Leslie Johnston, executive director of the C&A Foundation and a board director at GoodWeave believes the UK's Modern Slavery Act – which obl...

C&A building brand loyalty through consistent fit

If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than Europea...


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2015

Around EUR29m (US$32m) was invested last year by the C&A Foundation in initiatives across the clothing supply chain – but the philanthropic group is urging a joint effort from all stakeholders to find solutions to the challenges that remain.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jun 2015

The organic cotton market is growing once more, after three consecutive years of declining production. This is the result of industry collaboration and innovative initiatives developed over the last 12 months, according to a new report.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Mar 2015

The past year has seen value retailer C&A confront head-on the challenge of delivering consistent fit across key categories such as lingerie, trousers and denim. A complete overhaul of its approach is now seen as the precursor to building market share, sales, brand loyalty and a multi-channel push.


Debra Cobb | 17 Nov 2014

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

Latest Interviews

Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.


Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

A new initiative has launched that brings together key stakeholders such as C&A Foundation, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Nike to build a circular economy for textiles – starting with fashion.


Beth Wright | 8 May 2017

A new partnership has been launched in Brazil's São Paulo state to promote decent work in the region's textile and apparel sector, with a particular focus on migrant workers.


Beth Wright | 19 Apr 2017

An anonymous toll-free phone platform, supported by C&A Foundation and designed to expose risks and best practices in the Turkish apparel industry, has received calls from more than one-third of workers involved.


Beth Wright | 6 Apr 2017

Value fashion retailer C&A will launch the first ever T-shirt certified to the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold standard this summer, marking the start of the company's journey toward circular fashion.


Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 2017

A multi-year initiative to end gender-based violence in Asia's garment industry is to receive US$1m in funding.


Michelle Russell | 2 Mar 2017

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, is launching a global initiative aimed at helping brands, retailers and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.


Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2017

A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).


Beth Wright | 14 Feb 2017

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.


Beth Wright | 9 Feb 2017

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has named the first cohort of five social entrepreneurs for its Fabric of Change Fellowship in partnership with Ashoka, which is designed to help fund innovations that address social issues in the apparel supply chain.


Beth Wright | 21 Dec 2016

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has partnered with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and BRAC University (BRACU) on a transparency initiative that will see digital mapping of the country's ready-made garment industry..


Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2016

Around 55 Bangladesh garment factories are understood to have declared themselves shut for an indefinite period following an "illegal strike" by workers demanding a wage hike.


Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 2016

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has partnered with Global Fund for Women to help advance gender justice for female workers in the garment industry.


Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 2016

Value retailer C&A has joined forces with Brazilian sustainable fashion project Malha to find new ways to produce and consume fashion more sustainably and collaboratively.


Beth Wright | 4 Nov 2016

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has invested EUR250,000 (US$278,000) in a bid to help a non-profit organisation in the Netherlands close the loop for textiles and create a zero-waste industry.


Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2016

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Beth Wright | 26 Aug 2016

In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has partnered with C&A China and conservation partner Rare to help farmers grow more organic fibre.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 24 May 2016

Value retailer C&A says it has increased the number of top-rated suppliers it sources from and has grown its sustainable supply chain team, as it published its first global sustainability report and revealed progress towards its 2020 goals.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Apr 2016

Value fashion retailer C&A Europe has invested in a retail-specific product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help shorten lead times and reduce costs in global product development.


Katie Smith | 30 Mar 2016

C&A Mexico has selected NGC's fashion PLM system to help enhance product development, improve speed to market and overall productivity – all of which are key for its fast-fashion retail business.


Katie Smith | 10 Mar 2016

Six large Chinese rayon and viscose producers have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material from ancient and endangered forests.


Katie Smith | 25 Feb 2016

As it works to establish a more consistent fit across its entire product range, European fashion retailer C&A is to highlight the changes with special labels on its men's, children's wear and Clockhouse offerings.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 2014

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

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