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Sowing seeds for an organic cotton future
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Responding to COVID-19
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ASA looks at the path of recovery through resilience
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Resolve, Return, Reimagine: how Laudes Foundation is responding to COVID-19
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2019 Annual Report brings C&A Foundation chapter to a close
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It Starts with Trust: C&A Foundation’s Response to our Partner Survey
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Laudes Foundation seeks an Evaluation Team for an independent review of the ZDHC Foundation
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Child rights in a crisis: a forgotten casualty?
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Laudes Foundation statement on Gender, Equity and Inclusion
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Hope in times of crisis
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Transparency’s transformative act: the power of data
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Emergency COVID-19 plan to ease pressure on partners
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Call for Proposals on the viability of agricultural waste & residue as textile fibre feedstock
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It’s Not “Just a Virus”
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Term of Reference for Market Research & Analysis
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Community groups win a platform for change in Tamil Nadu
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In Solidarity with Women for a Future of Fair Work for All
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In solidarity we can end gender-based violence at work
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Constitutional Labour Reform in Mexico: and now what?
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Women Funded 2019 brings together women from around the world to share their experiences
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A new dawn in the fight against gender-based violence at work?
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Gender, Equity and Inclusion: The C&A Foundation Journey
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Not so fast — fashion: can circular business models slow it down?
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Creating a socially fair circular economy in the apparel industry
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Transparency: not just a motto, but definitive action for transforming the world
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Is Child Labor Out of Fashion? - Meet Arshi’s family and find out
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Transparency: not just a motto, but definitive action for transforming the world
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Backward-thinking technology
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Before blockchain, get the right address: open data mapping & unique IDs to jumpstart collaboration
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Making Fashion a Force for Good
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Improving Farmer Livelihood, One Drip at a Time
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Press releases

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Funders join forces to advance a global economy that works for people and the planet.

The Response & Vision Fund launches today to support community-led and civil society organizations, workers’ rights groups and social movements that work with those most impacted by the economic fallout of Covid-19.

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Does buying pre-loved clothing mean buying less new?

Fashion

Clothing retailers could take a quick and easy step towards reducing their environmental impact by taking back clothes from their customers and reselling them on the second-hand market – but what is the commercial potential of doing so?

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Planet Tracker partners with Laudes Foundation to launch Textiles Tracker

New Economy

Non-profit think tank Planet Tracker has received a major grant from Laudes Foundation to bring their proven methodology to the fashion industry. The recently launched foundation is an independent foundation aiming to tackle the dual challenges of inequality and the climate crisis by transforming our global economic system. Building on the work of C&A Foundation, tackling the systemic issues of the fashion industry is a central pillar of its strategy.

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Laudes Foundation launches to accelerate the transition to a just and regenerative economy

Fashion

Spotlight on Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot

Fashion

Today begins the second edition of Cotton Trailblazers, an International convening held in Nagpur to celebrate organic cotton in India, putting a spotlight on farmers. India is the largest producer of cotton, and accounts for 56 per cent of the world’s organic cotton.Maharashtra holds prominence in terms of significant organic transformation. It has been identified as a potential hotspot for organic cotton cultivation and a hub for the entire apparel industry

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Better Buying Index Report 2019

Fashion

Understanding the impact of circular business models on people

Fashion

New call for proposals to investigate the financial, health or social impacts of circular fashion business models on women and vulnerable group.

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New boost for the fashion industry as it prepares for a turbulent decade

Fashion

Forum for the Future and Centre for Sustainable Fashion launch Fashion Futures 2030, an interactive toolkit exploring how current trends - from climate change to nationalism and AI - could shape fashion in 2030.

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Bold policies needed to mainstream sustainable fashion

Fashion

Waste and pollution from the production of textiles and clothing have become critical global issues. With only one percent of fibres being recycled, the current ‘linear’ model is outdated and unsustainable. There is an urgent need for a strategy to transform industry into a circular model. A new report launched by Ecopreneur.eu, the European Sustainable Business Federation, calls for decisive policy measures to create an enabling framework.  

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The Open Apparel Registry launches free, open source, global map of apparel facilities

Fashion

The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is an open source tool, mapping garment facilities worldwide and assigning a unique ID number to each. It aims to become the go-to source for identifying all global apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists from industry stakeholders into one central, open source map and database.

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