C&A Foundation

C&A Foundation

Partner of Women on Wings since October 2014

C&A Foundation: effecting real, systemic change
C&A Foundation aspires to a fair and sustainable apparel industry, based on respect and that is in balance with nature. Where everyone touched by the industry – from farmer to consumer – can thrive.
To achieve this, C&A Foundation has three focus areas:

  1. Promoting the sourcing and reuse of raw materials that are better for the environment and for the people producing them;
  2. Ensuring a more transparent and responsible apparel industry in which positive environmental impact drives long-term profitability; and
  3. Empowering men and women to create change to improve their lives and livelihoods across the entire supply chain.

Building on C&A’s history to create a better future
C&A has a long history of charitable giving, stretching back to 1841, when two brothers, Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, together founded the clothing retailer C&A, and only a few months later, made the first recorded contribution to help those less fortunate.
As the business grew and expanded globally, the generations of family entrepreneurs that followed, continued and solidified that philanthropic tradition. Today, the global C&A Foundation continues this philanthropic journey.

C&A and Women on Wings partnered in an employee engagement program which was financially supported by the C&A Foundation.
Since 2019, Women on Wings gets financial support from C&A related entities such as COFRA.

“Women on Wings has helped to improve the lives of more than 200,000 families in rural India. By sharing knowledge and skills, it enables women to earn their own living. A wonderful example of helping people make a better future for themselves and their communities.”

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

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