Founded in 2013, Progetto Quid offers employment and career opportunities to those who would otherwise be at risk of exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination in the labour market, with particular attention to women.
Other than being an independent brand, Quid acts as a supplier to Italian and global fashion and lifestyle companies, with specific product lines of accessories and co-branded garments. Through an innovative and hybrid business model, Quid aims to catalyse systemic change by creating social and environmental impact partnerships thinking every day of environmental projects, that reuse surpluses, safeguard the environment and enhance people’s lives and livelihoods.
In 2022, 81% of Progetto Quid’s workforce were women. 65% of workers came from disadvantaged or fragile backgrounds. Of all employees, 40% were migrant workers, of which 81% not only face the challenge of being foreign but also coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. 71% of workers with migrant backgrounds were women.
Progetto Quid has also offered training courses for new hires from marginalised backgrounds, including resources for progression in the workplace and specialisation. There are also mentoring and training programmes in place and coaching on inclusive leadership. In 2022, a total of 469 hours of coaching and professional development were provided for 112 beneficiaries.
We have been working with Progetto Quid since 2021 to give a second life to our leftover materials and to support their endeavour of helping people from marginalised backgrounds get stable and continuous work.
Over the last few years, a total of 87,732 pieces of trims, such as buttons, zips, buckles and 56,860 meters of linings, woven fabrics and other materials were donated.
Find out more about Progetto Quid here.