Going Further and Giving More
As a purpose-led organization, we live our values by supporting the communities where we live, work and make our products. We also believe that when we stand together as a house of brands we can reach further and give more.
THE POWER OF TAPESTRY:THE POWER OF TAPESTRY: CELEBRATING OUR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER EFFORTS, BUILDING STRONGER CONNECTIONS THROUGH OUR FOUNDATIONS AND EMPOWERING WORKERS ACROSS OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
In FY2022, we contributed over $40 million in financial and product donations to causes and organizations representing what’s important to Tapestry, our brands, and our employees. This year we also met our goal of completing 100,000 volunteer hours by 2025 and are building on that target to reach 500,000 volunteer hours by 2030.
The Tapestry Foundation invests in solutions that creatively challenge the status quo to transform livelihoods and conserve the land where we do business. We fund innovative work that delivers community-driven solutions aligned with our values, including Tapestry Gives, our global employee engagement program designed to empower our employees to be a force for change in the world. Tapestry also funds several strategic programs in areas of sustainability, access, equity, education, and more.
Fashion Institute of Technology’s Social Justice Center (SJC)
Tapestry is a Founding Member of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Social Justice Center. This first-of-its-kind higher education initiative serves to increase opportunity and accelerate social equity within the creative industries for the BIPOC community.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Community Grant Program
In FY2022 the Tapestry Foundation launched the ERG Community Grant Program, which supports all of Tapestry’s ERGs with charitable grant funding for partnerships with organizations connected to the specific missions of each ERG.
Partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
In FY2022, the Tapestry Foundation announced a $3 million four-year partnership with WWF to support the development of an innovative system to enhance the traceability of the leather value chain in Brazil to drive a more sustainable future for the industry.
Since our founding in 2008, we’ve donated more than $65 million to hundreds of worthy causes across the globe.
Dream It Real is our Foundation’s core mission focused on providing opportunities and removing barriers for the next generation of young people who have the courage to dream it real.
5,000 Scholarships by 2025
The Coach Foundation believes in the power of the next generation in helping create a more equitable world, and that their ideas, actions, and leadership will solve today’s most pressing issues. We have 10 custom Dream It Real programs around the world, including the U.S., Japan, China, and the United Kingdom, to provide scholarships, mentorship, and opportunities for young people from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities to achieve their dreams. To date, we’ve committed to over 4,000 scholarships towards our goal of 5,000 by 2025.
Coach Mentoring Program
We know it takes more than dollars to support the dreams of the next generation. That’s why we also provide mentorship to our Dream It Real scholars. Every year, we match 250+ Coach employees with students to support them as they explore their personal and professional goals.
Dream It Real Closets
Since its launch in FY2021, Coach “Dream It Real” Closets have donated more than $20 Million of products through Dream It Real as a whole. We’ve provided thousands of young people with handbags, ready-to-wear and footwear to help them in interviews and job-readiness moments as they pursue their paths and purpose. We currently have 7 Coach Closets at HBCU campuses around the U.S.
kate spade new york
At kate spade new york we believe that Joy Colors Life. We believe that good mental health is a fundamental human right for everyone and we are uniquely positioned to make positive change and impact for women and girls’ mental health. Through our social impact work, we aim to address a truer, fuller spectrum of a woman’s joy by putting mental health at the heart of our women’s empowerment work.
On Purpose in Rwanda
kate spade new york continued to bring commitment and innovation to our social enterprise work in Rwanda to empower women holistically and invest in the communities they call home. The brand manufactured over 20,000 handbags in Rwanda while also working to empower women and men who work at Abahizi Rwanda, the Manufacturing partner.
Our Work with the Trevor Project
For the second year running, ksny partnered with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+-identifying young people.
Our Social Impact Council
In January 2022, we launched a Council, comprised of women leaders in the mental health and empowerment spaces to champion this issue for women and girls around the globe.
Stuart Weitzman is committed to celebrating the strength of women and girls, inspiring their confidence and empowering them — through authentic partnerships and programs — to create meaningful change in communities we live and work in around the world.
Facilitating the Launch of the Bold Moves Grant
We expanded our partnership with non-profit Vital Voices to facilitate the launch of the Bold Moves Grant. This effort directs significant investment to five inspiring women leaders, fostering lasting change in their communities from Peru to Pakistan.
Supporting Our Communities Through the Pandemic
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Stuart Weitzman’s China-based team members organized a volunteer effort to provide groceries and necessary goods to individuals that were in lock-down. As a result, the team contributed 1,100+ hours to supporting our local communities through these deliveries.
Empowering Young Women
After a successful run in FY2021, Stuart Weitzman has partnered with InHerShoes again this year, a California-based non-profit helping thousands of girls be 1% more courageous while fostering positive community impact.
Supporting Workers in Our Supply Chain
We continue to make progress toward our 2025 goal of providing 100,000 people working in the factories crafting our products with access to empowerment programs. One of the main ways we’re working towards this is through our continued partnership with BSR’s HERproject, a collaborative initiative that looks to empower low-income women in global supply chains through workplace-based programs.
This partnership has reached over 53,000 workers to date, representing 13 factories in Vietnam, India and Cambodia.