The proceeds raised will support the Empower@Work Collaborative

The proceeds raised will support the Empower@Work Collaborative

A new campaign is urging consumers to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar in a bid to empower and educate the women who make their clothes.

Fashion Makes Change (FMC) is working with global fashion and retail brands worldwide on its first consumer programme to support the women in their supply chains.

A project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, FMC's 'Your Change Can Change Everything' initiative invites consumers to round-up their purchases or make a donation when shopping with participating brands and retailers. Select brands will match those funds and/or offer a donation on behalf of their customers, furthering the effort to uplift the voices of women globally.

The proceeds raised will support the Empower@Work Collaborative, a joint effort of United Nations' ILO-IFC Better Work, BSR's HERproject, CARE International, and Gap Inc's P.A.C.E (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) programme that leverages knowledge, skills and collaboration to drive collective action for the direct benefit of women working in global supply chains.

Empower@Work members implement training programmes that address critical needs including health, financial planning, problem solving and decision-making, and gender equality. The training is designed specifically to better address the complex needs of women working in factories.

The 'Your Change Can Change Everything' launch coincides with International Women's Day (8 March) and is part of FMC's efforts to tackle some of the systemic challenges facing the world.

FMC was conceived at the Responsible Business Coalition and is supported by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Accenture Interactive, Avery Dennison, PR Consulting, and the Accessories Council.