Fabric of Change: Innovating for a Sustainable Apparel Industry

Back in May this year, we wrote to you directly from Bangalore, India where we not only convened some of our Ashoka Fellows and strategic partners for a ‘Globalizer’ Summit, but we also launched the first of its kind ‘Scaling Impact Fund’ - a €250,000 award dedicated to providing investment to Fellows working to scale their impact for transformative change in the apparel industry

Aug 09, 17
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26th May 2017, BANGALORE, India.  - Ashoka and C&A Foundation have launched a new €250,000 ‘Scaling Impact Fund’ as part of their joint Fabric of Change initiative supporting social innovation in the apparel industry.  

May 25, 17
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Between 26-28 May 2017, Ashoka, C&A Foundation and partner A.T. Kearney will convene hand-picked social entrepreneurs with industry leaders to co-create and accelerate systems-wide impact across the apparel industry.

May 16, 17
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A growing chorus of social innovators, designers and leading industry retailers is calling for a drastically different approach to the way our clothes are made and sold. Are we finally closing fashion’s elusive loop?

May 16, 17
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The hands that make our clothes overwhelmingly belong to women. More and more companies and social entrepreneurs understand that lifting up and empowering these women is necessary to building a more equitable industry.

May 03, 17
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The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

May 03, 17
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Collaboration in fashion goes well beyond Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop. Forward-thinking brands co-create by working together with competitors and social entrepreneurs to design radical new projects and processes that lead to win-win-win situations.

 

Apr 13, 17
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An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. With this exponential growth, the not-so-hidden costs of fashion too have increased. 

Mar 06, 17
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February 7th 2017 Washington DC:  Ashoka and C&A Foundation have identified the first cohort of five social entrepreneurs for the Fabric of Change Fellowship to nurture solutions to fashion industry challenges.

Feb 08, 17
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