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The Response and Vision Fund announces new initiatives to transform the global economic system
Today, the Response and Vision Fund announced its inaugural slate of grantees, investing in time-sensitive, opportunistic, and strategic responses to support vulnerable workers and frontline communities bearing the brunt of the economic crisis exacerbated by COVID-19. The fund’s goals are to support workers and communities to be at the centre - with voice, power and priority - in the response and recovery investments of public and private institutions alike.
Laudes Foundation makes first grants towards more inclusive economic policies
LONDON, UK - 09.09.2020 – In its journey to catalyse systemic change, Laudes Foundation has formed partnerships with the Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the New Economics Foundation (NEF), two organisations working collaboratively to ensure that economies do not return to business as usual.
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.
Does buying pre-loved clothing mean buying less new?
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?
Planet Tracker partners with Laudes Foundation to launch Textiles Tracker
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.
Laudes Foundation launches to accelerate the transition to a just and regenerative economy
Spotlight on Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot
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
Better Buying Index Report 2019
Understanding the impact of circular business models on people
New call for proposals to investigate the financial, health or social impacts of circular fashion business models on women and vulnerable group.
New boost for the fashion industry as it prepares for a turbulent decade
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.
Bold policies needed to mainstream sustainable 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.
The Open Apparel Registry launches free, open source, global map of apparel facilities
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.