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C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it lo...

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...

Leonie Barrie | 16 Nov 2015

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 European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends. Involving the supply base as early as possible has also been one of the keys to success.

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.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 27 Jun 2017

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.

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 | 22 Jun 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 18 Jun 2018

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. 

Michelle Russell | 11 May 2018

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.

Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 27 Feb 2018

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

Beth Wright | 19 Feb 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 4 Sep 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 10 Aug 2017

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jul 2017

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

Beth Wright | 7 Jul 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 8 Jun 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 30 May 2017

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.

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.

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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