With support from the H&M Foundation the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Fashion Positive Initiative has launched the Innovators Hub, a resource center for the growing circular fashion movement.
H&M Foundation and UNICEF have launched a new partnership to support young children, in particular those with disabilities. The initiative is worth 30 million Swedish krona (USD 3.7 million) and one aim is to reach more than 9,000 young children with disabilities and their family members with specialized early childhood development services over the next three years.
Dorthea and Diaa volunteer in the Refugee Buddy project, funded by the H&M Foundation through the Red Cross Youth in Norway. They have different backgrounds but share the belief that inclusion is key to integration.
Twenty-year-old Sihle Matshabisa got a rough start in life. Being surrounded by poverty and depression, she ended up in a negative life of alcohol, drugs and recklessness. After being accepted in the Youth@Work program, her life changed dramatically.
The humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar is one of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades. Needs are also enormous within Rakhine State in Myanmar. To help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the H&M Foundation is donating 200,000 USD to the Red Cross relief effort.
Without his parents, family or friends, Khaled finally reached Sweden in October 2015. He settled in quickly and started school right after Christmas, now – almost two years later – he speaks Swedish almost fluently.
In 2016, over 60,000 children came to Europe without their parents or caretakers and in 2015, at least 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children disappeared within hours of being registered. The H&M Foundation has donated 11.3 million SEK over a three-year period to Missing Children Europe, the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children. The donation will be used to strengthen protection systems for children in migration.
Pia Rebello Britto, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development, reflects on the achievements of the first phase of the Global Program for Education, aiming to reach children with the nurturing care and early learning opportunities they need to fully develop in the earliest years of life.
What if we could make a shift from “take-make-waste” to a fashion world where there is no more waste? What materials would we use? What would the process and business models look like?
After graduating from the Youth@Work program, Geraldine’s story is truly impressive. Her personal and professional growth serves as a good example of what the program, run by the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, can do to young people’s lives.