Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Stradivarius opens first for&from store in Barcelona
Stradivarius opens first for&from store in Barcelona
27
Oct '12
Inditex Group's for&from programme, a scheme currently in place at six Inditex stores, encourages job opportunities for people with disabilities

Stradivarius, an Inditex fashion retailer, has opened a store in downtown Manresa (Barcelona) staffed by people with serious mental illness (SMI). It launched the project in conjunction with Moltacte, a local cooperative which helps people with this disability in employment integration by managing retail establishments. 

This initiative is part of Inditex’s employment integration programme for&from, designed for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities. The programme began in 2002 with the opening of a pilot Massimo Dutti store. With this opening, the for&from concept is currently in place at a network of six stores: two in Palafolls, Barcelona (Massimo Dutti and Bershka); two in Allariz, Ourense (Massimo Dutti and Tempe, the accessories and footwear specialised company of the Inditex Group); and one Tempe store in Elche (Alicante).

The new Stradivarius, located at 13 Dante Street in Manresa, will sell the retailer’s past-season clothing and footwear at reduced prices and employ six workers, four of whom have SMI. These workers will receive ongoing psychological and professional support both from Moltacte and from Stradivarius store teams. 

The establishment is outfitted with a range of architectural features designed to enhance accessibility and mobility for physically disabled individuals, including wide walkways and an entrance equipped with an access ramp. Additionally, environmental features such as sliding doors prevent loss of heat and cooling energy within the store, while automatic lighting in some areas contributes to energy savings. Moltacte will manage an area reserved for it within the store to raise awareness of the organisation's activities. 

For Stradivarius, this project represents a further step in its social activities in the Catalonian region of Bages, which began with the Salta Project, a programme to train and encourage women at risk of social exclusion to join the labour market.

Inditex Group

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: AWI

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Australian wool EMI at highest ever level in Au$ terms

The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) managed to forge ahead by a...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Xeros to focus on textile sector to develop technology

Xeros technology group plc, the developer and provider of patented...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search