About C&A Caring for generations

C&A is one of the most enduring and pioneering retailers in global apparel. A leading retail fashion business, providing quality, affordable clothing to 100 million customers each year. With 51,000 employees worldwide, our retail business encompasses 18 countries EuropeBrazil, Mexico and China

Founded by Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer in 1841 in Sneek, Holland, C&A has been defining the way people choose and buy their clothes for 177 years. The C&A retail business is part of the COFRA Group, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

Still family-owned after six generations, our values are deeply rooted. We want our customers to feel good about shopping at C&A, and our employees to feel proud of our contribution on the community, society and environment.

From the beginning, we focused on making ready-to-wear, quality clothing available to everyone. Now, we’re building on this vision by making beautiful, sustainable clothing, at a price point that works for everyone. Our cornerstone commitment, for all our cotton to be more sustainable by 2020 and our focus on circular apparel is creating fashion with a positive impact for people and the environment.

Convergence and amplification

We are calling on other fashion brands to join our journey towards a future where circular fashion becomes the standard reality. As an industry, we have an opportunity to move away from the current ‘take, make, waste’ model to a circular model. C&A’s goal is to foster the adoption of these innovations across our supply chain and to provide our Cradle-to-Cradle innovations in an open source to the wider industry to make change happen.

Our corporate foundation compliments our global sustainability strategy to create a fair and sustainable apparel industry in which everyone – from farmer to factory worker – can thrive, making fashion a force for good. C&A Foundation’s initiatives work broadly across the entire apparel industry to amplify the systemic change needed in the social and environmental conditions across the apparel industry. For more information, visit C&A Foundation's website or read the C&A Foundation 2017 Annual Report.

C&A at a glance

China Est 2 0 0 7 6 6 stores 2 1 cities 200,000 customers p/day Europe Est 1841 1 , 4 8 6 stores 1 8 European countries 2,000,000 customers p/day Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Serbia Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Switzerland Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic France Germany Hungary Italy Luxembourg Brazil Est 1 9 7 6 2 7 5 stores 1 2 1 cities 1 , 00 0 , 00 0 customers p/day Mexico Est 1 99 9 7 2 stores 4 1 cities 1 5 0 , 00 0 customers p/day 5 1 , 00 0 employees 1,899 stores 2 1 countries worldwide 7 5 7 suppliers in our global network