Our Mission

Fashion Makes Change is working to heighten the voices of women in global supply chains.

A project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Fashion Makes Change, is an industry wide initiative delivering women’s empowerment and climate action in tandem. We have formed an ecosystem of collaborative action between brands, consumers, and stakeholders in the industry to drive positive change.

Our consumer-facing program invites customers at the point of sale to round-up their purchase to the nearest dollar or to make a donation to support women’s empowerment. Brands may match or donate. Funds raised directly support leading women's empowerment programming; at the onset, FMC will sponsor the Empower@Work Collaborative, a joint effort of the United Nations ILO-IFC Better Work, BSR HERproject, CARE International, Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program.

See how we work:

Fashion Makes Change Program Overview

Key partners:

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: a 501(c)(3) with a long history of guiding and incubating non-profit initiatives and organizations across the globe. Since 2002, RPA has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking worldwide, establishing itself as one of the world’s largest and most trusted philanthropic service organizations. RPA will collect the funds from FMC participating brands and facilitate donations to FMC’s beneficiaries, such as Empower@Work.

Empower@Work: a joint effort of the 4 leading women’s empowerment NGOs, BSR HERproject, CARE International, Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E program. and the United Nations ILO-IFC Better Work Program, who have collectively supported over 4.5M workers in the global supply chain. Empower@Work members implement training programs that address critical worker needs including health, financial planning, problem solving and decision-making, and gender equality.

We are working towards accelerating a global agenda of women's empowerment.

The transformational ecosystem.

Our efforts will provide education, advocacy and training to embed gender equality in all areas of work.

The fashion industry is coming together.