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H&M and M&S back project to reuse textile waste in Bangladesh Beth Wright | 10 Feb 21

H&M Group, Marks & Spencer, and C&A are among more than 30 brands, manufacturers and recyclers that are taking part in a new initiative to capture and reuse textile waste in Bangladesh.

C&A picks PLM to transform product development in Brazil Beth Wright | 28 Jan 21

C&A, one of the largest fashion retail chains in the world with more than 1,800 units in 24 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help transform how products are developed and brought to market in Brazil.

Clean wastewater pilot shows scaling-up potential Beth Wright | 30 Jul 20

A pilot project to assess the feasibility of a new wastewater treatment system at scale is said to have provided encouraging results for future implementation of the technology in the apparel supply chain.

C&A rejects allegations of supply chain labour rights violations Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jul 20

C&A has slammed allegations by worker rights campaigners that claim the firm "allowed violations of labour rights" at a garment production facility in Myanmar.

Green recovery measures proposed for EU apparel and footwear Beth Wright | 19 Jun 20

Three leading apparel organisations have outlined seven key measures they believe are necessary for a green recovery of the European clothing and footwear industry over the next one to five years.

C&A Foundation scales efforts as Laudes Foundation Hannah Abdulla | 5 Feb 20

The C&A Foundation – the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A – is preparing to scale its activities beyond fashion when it transitions to the Laudes Foundation later this month, with a broadened focus on climate breakdown and inequality.

C&A claims "world’s most sustainable denim" Beth Wright | 31 Jan 20

Fashion retailer C&A has launched the first Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified platinum fabric and what it claims is the world’s most sustainable denim.

Fashion industry pilot to produce first circular polybag Beth Wright | 12 Dec 19

A new pilot project aims to reduce the use and impact of virgin polybags in the fashion industry by developing a fully circular solution based on recycled content.

How cutting-edge technologies can track organic cotton Beth Wright | 22 Nov 19

A pilot project that combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to trace organic cotton from farm to consumer – a first in the apparel industry – has been deemed so successful that it could be implemented on a wider scale in the organic cotton sector and shows "enormous potential" as an end-to-end traceability solution for other preferred fibres in the fashion supply chain.

Brands still failing to deliver on responsible viscose sourcing Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 19

A new report has found that while the issue of responsible viscose production is now firmly on the agenda of the fashion industry, there are still brands and retailers failing to deliver on responsible sourcing.

C&A Foundation to probe impact of circular fashion models Beth Wright | 27 Jun 19

C&A Foundation is seeking prototype initiatives or research programmes to investigate the financial, health or social impacts of circular fashion business models on women and vulnerable groups.

H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard Beth Wright | 18 Jun 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. 

Apparel brands merge screened chemistry approaches into ZDHC Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their screened chemistry approaches – and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

C&A uses Roica stretch yarns for sustainable C2C jeans Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 18

Fashion retailer C&A has launched what it claims are the world's most sustainably made Cradle-to-Cradle Certified jeans.

Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.

C&A Foundation makes progress on transparency and advocacy Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 18

C&A Foundation says it has made much progress over the last 12 months, particularly in the areas of transparency and advocacy, but is calling on the wider industry to do more to tackle the "deep" challenges remaining within the industry.

Circular fashion gets EUR1.29m funding boost Beth Wright | 18 Jun 18

C&A Foundation’s work to make circular fashion a reality is set to receive a major boost thanks to the approval of five initiatives following its open request for proposals to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models at all levels of the global apparel value chain. 

C&A Foundation backs organic cotton cultivation in India Michelle Russell | 11 May 18

C&A Foundation has joined forces with the Government of Madhya Pradesh in calling for collaboration to build a more robust and resilient organic cotton sector in the Indian state.

C&A Mexico moving towards a digital supply chain Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 18

C&A Mexico, part of the international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, is moving towards a digital supply chain to better address the challenges of a changing retail environment.

C&A inks new pledge amid sustainable cotton commitment Beth Wright | 27 Feb 18

Fashion retail chain C&A has confirmed its long-standing commitment to only source more sustainable cotton by 2020 by inking a new pledge.

German sustainable textiles scheme aligns with SAC Beth Wright | 19 Feb 18

Two sustainable textile initiatives have announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply chains.

C&A Foundation launches circular fashion grant scheme Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 17

The C&A Foundation has earmarked EUR1.5m (US$1.8m) in grants to help bridge what it says is an "implementation gap" in apparel brands and retailers achieving circular business models.

Calls to boost worker conditions in apparel sector Beth Wright | 4 Sep 17

C&A Foundation is calling on organisations with innovative ideas that use public, or soon-to-be public, information to partner on improving working conditions in the global apparel sector.

Fashion for Good aims to take Sewbots mainstream Beth Wright | 10 Aug 17

Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make fashion more sustainable, is partnering with robotic sewing firm SoftWear Automation to encourage the use of its automated Sewbot worklines for apparel and footwear.

C&A to withdraw from Russian retail market Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jul 17

C&A is to exit all of its operations in Russia, the European value fashion retailer has confirmed to just-style.

C&A reveals details of over 2,000 supplier factories Beth Wright | 7 Jul 17

Fashion retail chain C&A has disclosed the details of over 2,000 supplier factories in all 40 of its sourcing countries around the globe in a bid to further increase transparency within its supply chain.

How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion Michelle Russell | 27 Jun 17

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings Michelle Russell | 23 Jun 17

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it looks to achieve great transparency and build capacity for change.

C&A makes circular journey with C2C T-shirt launch Beth Wright | 8 Jun 17

As part of its commitment to a more sustainable future and growing a circular economy, Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar Group has partnered with value fashion retailer C&A on the launch of the first ever T-shirt certified to the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold standard.

C&A Foundation launches social innovation fund Beth Wright | 30 May 17

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has launched a "first of its kind" EUR250,000 fund alongside partner Ashoka as part of their joint Fabric of Change initiative supporting social innovation in the apparel industry.









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