Fabric of Change: Innovating for a Sustainable Apparel Industry

My desire to be part of the fashion apparel comes from this idea that human beings truly express themselves through fashion. Put five people in the same uniform, each one of them is going to express it differently”. To the Liberian founder of the first African apparel factory to earn Fair Trade status, fashion is the “coolest industry”, the only one being both art and utility.

Aug 29, 18
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Ashoka and C&A Foundation convene the world’s leading apparel industry innovators to address urgent social and environmental issues facing the industry - a community, convened and supported under the ‘Fabric of Change’ Initiative.

Nov 11, 17
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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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