HELPING COMMUNITIES FLOURISH AND GROW
From our Hudson Yards headquarters to kate spade new york’s on purpose program in Masoro, Rwanda, Tapestry gives back to the global communities where our employees live and work, and where our products are made. We drive meaningful positive change and have established bold 2025 goals to ensure we make progress towards a better future for all.
In 2020, Tapestry volunteers contributed more than 4,400 hours to local causes. Our teams were creative and turned to virtual volunteering to support causes they care about. Prior to the pandemic, we worked with Suit Up to host 85 students at our corporate Headquarters working on a project focused on Black History Month.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
Coach and the Coach Foundation’s approach to COVID-19 relief included three phases — recover, rebuild and resilience —focusing on Coach’s New York City hometown, frontline workers and the global communities where we live and work.
ANSWERING THE CALL FROM OUR COMMUNITY
The kate spade new york foundation announced our partnership with Crisis Text Line launching #forthefrontlines, through a $100,000 grant. By the end of May, 33,000 conversations had taken place with people who identified as essential workers, 38% who were medical personnel.
Stuart Weitzman launched a campaign with global ambassador Serena Williams and Vital Voices where we awarded grants to two organizations helping their communities through the pandemic: Sage Ke’Alohilani Quiamno, co-founder of Future For Us; and Ashlee Wisdom, founder of Health in Her Hue.
Striving for Racial and Social Justice in our Communities
Tapestry is supporting our communities working to achieve racial and social justice. We are committed to equity, in our workplace and our communities, and support organizations that engage and uplift under-represented and diverse voices.
COACH FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE RIGHT TO VOTE
Coach donated to non-profits working at the forefront of addressing racial inequality, with a focus on protecting voting rights, public safety and expanding education opportunities. Our commitment was announced along with the brand’s partnership with a $250,000 grant to More Than A Vote.
KATE SPADE FOUNDATION EMPOWERS DIVERSE VOICES
kate spade new york increased our commitment to partnering with organizations that support the empowerment and mental well-being of women, girls, and females identifying as people of color. As a part of that commitment, we made a $150,000 donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, America’s premier civil rights law organization.
STUART WEITZMAN PARTNERS WITH VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
Stuart Weitzman’s partnership with Vital Voices includes a $100,000 grant from the Coach Foundation on behalf of Stuart Weitzman, which will fund up to 10 exceptional women leaders around the world by raising awareness for their social causes and scaling their impact.
Tapestry has a long-standing history of caring for workers in our supply chain, from our comprehensive social auditing program to our on purpose program at kate spade new york. In 2020, on purpose supply partner Abahizi Rwanda’s workforce was more than 88% women. Abahizi Rwanda is a certified B Corp and produced over 40,000 handbags for kate spade new york and Coach. To date, kate spade new york has donated over $2.6 million to non-profit partners implementing community-based programs for the people in Masoro, Rwanda.
ENSURING EVERYONE GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE
We strive to ensure that the people who make our products are treated fairly at work.
SUPPORTING WILDFIRE RELIEF AND RESCUE
As climate change continues to drive increased risk of drought and wildfire, Tapestry donated $100,000 (approximately A$145,000) to the Australian Red Cross supporting the Australian bushfire relief efforts.
EXPANDING PROGRAMS TO 50,000 PEOPLE WHO CRAFT OUR PRODUCTS
We are partnering with our key suppliers and local NGOs to ensure that they are offering regionally appropriate empowerment programs.