kate spade new york Partner Abahizi Rwanda awarded “Best for the World 2022” B Corp™


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Kate Spade New York’s social impact mission is to empower women and girls around the world by placing mental health at the heart of our social impact work. For more than a decade, Kate Spade New York has funded women’s empowerment work around the world. This journey began in 2014 through the brand’s work in Rwanda with On Purpose, a program developed with a local handbag production factory, Abahizi Rwanda, to empower women who create kate spade new york handbags in factory. Abahizi Rwanda is an employee-owned b-corp certified social enterprise handbag manufacturer in Masoro, Rwanda. Kate Spade New York invests in and sources from Abahizi, and Abahizi in turn empowers the more than 250 women who work there through full-time employment, mental health and wellness support. being, training and advice, as well as health care for each employee and his family.

We are proud to announce that out of over 4,000 certified B Corps worldwide, Abahizi Rwanda has been named 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its outstanding positive impact on its workers and communities. This is the second year that Abahizi Rwanda has been nominated for workers and the first year for community.

For context, Best for the World recognizes the top performing B Corps who create the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honour, Best for the World offers recognized companies the opportunity to share their knowledge, learnings and best practices with the B Corp community and companies outside the community to encourage innovation. and transformation in the business sector.

Abahizi Rwanda’s Social Impact Manager, Alice Kubwinana (photo attached), attended the Best for the World event in Nairobi, Kenya alongside fellow B-Corp members, impact investors, development finance institutions and others for a thoughtful conversation and to accept the awards. She says,

“It was an honor to represent Abahizi Rwanda at the 2022 African B Lab Summit! We were awarded as the best for the world in two areas of impact: workers and community. This is the second time we have been awarded in the area of ​​worker impact, but it was the first time we attended the awards ceremony, and I can say that it was worth it! We received two awards! During the summit, I was able to meet other B Corp companies across Africa, and we were able to discuss how we can all work together to achieve the Social Development Goals (SDGs) and become the force driving force for a more sustainable Africa. I look forward to building our social impact program so we can be here again next year! »

To learn more about Kate Spade New York’s social impact, click here.

To learn more about Abahizi Rwanda, click on here. To follow their Instagram, click here.

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Tapestry, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Our company and our brands are founded on a creative and consumer-driven vision of luxury, synonymous with inclusiveness and accessibility. Each of our brands is unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. To learn more about Tapestry, please visit www.tapestry.com. The Company’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR.

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