KappAhl wants to contribute to a better world. By spreading knowledge, providing job opportunities and encouraging individuals and organisations that work in our spirit. We have the advantage of being able to share our success in the following ways:
THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION ACADEMY
The Sustainable Fashion Academy is an initiative of the Forum for Design and Sustainable Enterprises in collaboration with Mötesplats Mode&Design, Sveriges Designer, Svensk Form, Naturskyddsföreningen, Sveriges Konsumenter, Modebutikerna, Fair Unlimited and Textilhögskolan in Borås. The courses also receive financial support from KappAhl, H&M, Lindex, Svensk Handel Stil and Green Cargo who are also members of the joint working group. The Sustainable Fashion Academy is aimed at designers, buyers and other key individuals in large and small fashion companies. The course aims to inspire and provide practical methods for working with ecological, social and economically sustainable methods, starting from the design stage through to the entire business process, from a clear entrepreneur's perspective.
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SWEDEN WATER TEXTILE INITIATIVE, SWTI
The newly started Sweden Water Textile Initiative, SWTI, is a joint project for 24 textile and shoe companies, whose purpose is to draw up guidelines that textile companies can follow during interactions with their suppliers. The guidelines will deal with water consumption, water purification, waste management and how to influence laws and governments on water issues. The project is supported by Swedish Water House and Stockholm International Water Institute and it collaborates with the university.
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THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE, BCI.
Since 2007, KappAhl is a member of BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), which through training and information, is working to teach farmers how to use less water, less chemicals and less insecticides and pesticides in conventional cotton cultivation. The aim is to achieve more environmentally friendly cotton cultivation and improve the farmers' social situation. The first BCI cotton should become commercially available during 2010.
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1-6 & 2.6 MILLION CLUB
Since 2007, we sponsor the 1.6 & 2.6 million club, which want to raise awareness for women's health and well-being.
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SWEDISH HEART-LUNG FOUNDATION
The Heart-Lung Foundation's goal is to conquer heart and lung diseases. The Foundation raises and distributes money for research as well as spreading information about heart and lung diseases. Since 2007, KappAhl has supported the Heart-Lung Foundation's campaign Go Red, a collection for the benefit of research into women's heart and lung diseases, including the sale of pins, armbands and selected garments. Read more about KappAhl's contribution to Go Red 2010 here >>
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Children can be in need of help for reasons other than the lack of mere material resources. In Scandinavia, bullying and different forms of assault are reality for far too many children and young people. Therefore, we support BRIS (Children's Rights in Society).
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WE ALSO SUPPORT
KappAhl prioritises the human and environmental fields when sponsoring and prefers long-term projects with clear and unambiguous goals. It could be a single catastrophe or long-term involvement.
Current examples include: KappAhl is working with the Hunger project, the goal of which is to reduce world hunger by helping vulnerable individuals to improve their own situation. KappAhl supports the Mayflower Charity in the fight against child poverty in Sweden. Partly by being a Blooming company and partly by supporting operations at Mayflower's warehouse at Galtarö.
KappAhl is a company subscriber for the homeless' newspapers in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Our stores and country offices donate surplus clothes to local help organisations with a good reputation. In Sweden, most go to Erikshjälpen and Stadsmissionen.