Tapestry is supporting our global communities’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, our brands, as well as the Coach Foundation and the Kate Spade New York Foundation, have collectively committed $10.5 million in financial support and product donations to relief efforts globally.
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
THROUGH EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMS, OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS, AND OUR FOCUS ON IMPROVING WORKER EMPOWERMENT THROUGHOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN,
we’ve been driving meaningful, positive change as we make progress toward our bold
2025 goals. This includes goals of $75 million in financial and product donations to non-profit
organizations globally and access to workday empowerment programs for more than
100,000 people working for suppliers who craft our products.
In fiscal year 2021, Tapestry volunteers contributed more than 31,000 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. We have now also given every employee an additional day off to spend time volunteering.
Volunteering Within Our Communities
Tapestry is a proud supporter of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest soup kitchen in New York City, helping to serve over 2,000 meals in fiscal year 2019.
Mentoring at Kate Spade New York
In 2019, associates at Kate Spade New York volunteered their time to mentor high school girls participating in a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a grantee of the Kate Spade New York foundation. For three weeks, girls met with their mentors at the Kate Spade New York office to discuss college applications, goal-setting, and career advice.
Serving Our Communities’ Cultural Moments
Tapestry employees volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem to mentor students and participate in a Black History Month educational activity.
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 hometown of New York City, frontline workers, and the global communities where we live and work.
Answering the Call from Our Community
The Kate Spade New York Foundation announced a 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 percent of whom were were medical personnel.
Stuart Weitzman launched a campaign with global ambassador Serena Williams and Vital Voices which awarded grants to two change-makers 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
We’re committed to equity, in our workplace and our communities, and we 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 New York Foundation Empowers Diverse Voices
The Kate Spade Kew York Foundation increased its 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 Announces Global Partnership with Vital Voices
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.
We value the workers in our supply chain and have an on-going comprehensive social auditing program. We also have a goal of providing 100,000 workers in the factories making our products with empowerment programing by 2025. In addition, Kate Spade New York continues to work with its on purpose supply partner Abahizi Rwanda, which has a workforce that is more than 88 percent women. 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, where the employees of its on purpose partner and their families live.
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.