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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.

New Circular Fibres Initiative garners fashion support Michelle Russell | 12 May 17

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.

São Paulo project backs decent work for migrant labour Beth Wright | 8 May 17

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.

Anonymous platform provides Turkey supply chain insight Beth Wright | 19 Apr 17

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.

C&A starts circular journey with C2C Gold T-shirt Beth Wright | 6 Apr 17

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.

Project to empower women garment workers gets $1m Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 17

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

C&A Foundation prepares sustainable fashion platform launch Michelle Russell | 2 Mar 17

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.

Inditex and H&M among those boycotting Dhaka garment summit Beth Wright | 23 Feb 17

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).

H&M leads Better Cotton league Beth Wright | 14 Feb 17

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'.

C&A Foundation names first sustainability innovators Beth Wright | 9 Feb 17

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.

C&A Foundation funds Bangladesh transparency programme Beth Wright | 21 Dec 16

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..









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