Research and lessons

We commission and support research and science-based reports to support policy discussions and the adoption of new models, tools and solutions by business and industry. We are also committed to share lessons based on active and past partnerships.

Better Buying Report

  • Research
  • September 2019
  • Fashion
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The 2019 Better Buying Index Report introduces for the first time, country-level analyses and examples of the purchasing practices of individual companies. These new findings illustrate the value of deeply analyzing business practices so that the relationships between retailers/brands, and their suppliers, can provide beneficial and sustainable outcomes for all. This publication had C&A Foundation support. 

Better Buying Report 2019 Front Cover

Maquilando El Cambio

  • Research
  • September 2019
  • Fashion
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Women represent more than 60% of the Mexican apparel industry workforce. This report, made by Hispanics in Philanthropy and the non-profit B Lab with the support of C&A Foundation, highlights both the circumstances that women workers face and the broader economic environment in which apparel companies operate, which significantly affects how these companies treat their employees. 

Maquilando El Cambio The First Stitch: Promoting Women's Rights in Mexico's Apparel Industry Front Cover

Building Resilience of the Urban Poor (BRUP) Project

  • Lesson notes
  • August 2019
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Life Cycle Assessment of Cotton Cultivation Systems

  • Research
  • July 2019
  • Fashion
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In order to broaden the understanding of environmental impacts, C&A Foundation commissioned a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Better Cotton, conventional cotton and organic cotton cultivation systems, according to the principles of the ISO 14040/44 and to document the results. LCA is a recognized tool to measure and quantify the environmental impacts of production systems or products, also aid to discover improvement potentials. 

Life Cycle Assessment Of Cotton Cultivation Systems Front Cover

Sustainable Raw Materials

  • Lesson notes
  • July 2019
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Gajimu.com/garmen - Transparency through mobile internet

  • Lesson notes
  • July 2019
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UP! + Community-based, worker training programme, Bangladesh

  • Lesson notes
  • June 2019
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Key Lessons on Collective Bargaining in Bangladesh’s Apparel Sector

  • Research
  • May 2019
  • Fashion
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C&A Foundation commissioned a consultant to develop a process document- key lessons on collective bargaining from Bangladesh’s apparel sector, that captures the effectiveness of CBAs as a tool for worker empowerment and a responsible supply chain resulting in a more sustainable fashion industry.

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Accelerating Organic Cotton in China by Replicating Behavioral Change

  • Lesson notes
  • February 2019
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Giving Refugees a Voice

  • Lesson notes
  • February 2019
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Ending Child and Forced Labour in Apparel Supply Chains in India

  • Lesson notes
  • February 2019
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Management of Long-Term Support/Education Support for the Children of Dead and Missing Workers of Tazreen Fashion

  • Lesson notes
  • February 2019
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