C&A First to Launch Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Apparel


C&A, one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers, announced that they will be the first worldwide retailer to launch Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD apparel as part of their 2017 summer collection. Developed in partnership with Fashion for Good, and with the guidance of MBDC, these affordable, compostable and fashionable garments served as the case study for the open-source Cradle to Cradle Certified™ ‘How-To’ Guide.

Launched recently, the online guide has practical tips, a self-diagnostic tool to show suppliers and manufacturers how to improve their products and production facilities and a step-by-step guide on how to produce Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products

Leslie Johnston, Executive Director of C&A Foundation said: “C&A Foundation is here to transform the fashion industry.  As our largest partner to date, Fashion for Good will both inspire new ways of thinking and provide practical tools for a better global apparel industry.  Open and inclusive, Fashion for Good will help the industry to bring innovations and new business models to scale.

Fashion for Good is a worldwide laboratory of innovation and practical action based in Amsterdam.
It was created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A Foundation. The credit for this
goes to Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, The
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

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