Our Communities

 

Our Communities

HELPING COMMUNITIES FLOURISH AND GROW

Tapestry is proud of its culture of service and our commitment to ensuring the vibrancy of communities globally where we and our customers live and work, and where our products are made. We serve those communities through empowerment programs, financial and product donations, and volunteering, to make a positive impact on society.

 

Volunteering

Volunteering


In 2019, Tapestry volunteers contributed over 5,750 hours to local causes, from serving meals at community kitchens, mentoring high school girls in STEM, packing and donating backpacks to students in need, and many more. Our philanthropic Coach and kate spade new york Foundations support these service hours with grants to the nonprofits where we serve.

 

Highlighted Initiatives

VOLUNTEERING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES

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 2019.

MENTORING AT KATE SPADE NEW YORK

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 office to discuss college applications, goal-setting, and career advice.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES’ CULTURAL MOMENTS

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.

 

Our Foundations

Our Foundations


Tapestry’s endowed Coach and kate spade new york Foundations donate to nonprofit organizations across the United States and around the world. Our employees come together to volunteer year-round, standing side-by-side with our nonprofit partners to make progress towards a better world for all.

 

Highlighted Initiatives

COACH FOUNDATON DELIVERS DREAM BOXES

COACH FOUNDATON DELIVERS DREAM BOXES

In July 2018, Coach’s senior leadership team and 700 of our store managers packed over 2,000 backpacks and 50 “Dream Boxes” that were delivered to high schools across the country, helping students gear up for the first day of school.

Kate Spade

KATE SPADE NEW YORK FOUNDATION EMPOWERS WOMEN

In 2019, 12 organizations operated programming with grants provided by the kate spade new york foundation. The foundation helped to serve more than 800 women and girls in New York and New Jersey through gender-specific programming, and fulfilled its promise to donate $1 million to promote mental well-being.

STUART WEITZMAN PARTNERS WITH VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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.

 

Worker Dignity

Worker Dignity


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 2019, kate spade new york’s on purpose supply partner Abahizi Rwanda employed over 230 women (over 90% of their workforce, 85% of which hold leadership roles), became a certified B corporation, and produced over 40,000 handbags for kate spade new york.

 

Highlighted Initiatives

ENSURING EVERYONE GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE

ENSURING EVERYONE GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE

We strive to ensure that the people who make our products are treated fairly at work.

EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Through our on purpose initiative, we build suppliers that help transform communities by employing their primary agents of change: women.

EXPANDING PROGRAMS TO 50,000 PEOPLE WHO CRAFT OUR PRODUCTS

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.