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Charity initiatives

We’re proud to support and work with a number of charitable organisations, communities and pioneering individuals who represent what we stand for.

We have established partnerships with charities and organisations that support
communities across the COS world and work closely with The Trevor Project, Kaleidoscope
Foundation, The Loveland Foundation, The Black Curriculum, Black Rainbow, OutlineNZ,
and Housing Works to name a few.


The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organisation for LGBTQ youth.


Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of LGBT+ people internationally.


Established in 2018, The Loveland Foundation helps to provide therapy for Black women and girls nationwide, so far offering over 20,000 hours’ worth of free sessions – and counting.


The Black Curriculum addresses the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum through arts-focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning.


Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTIA+SB) organisation in the pursuit of positive health and well-being for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB community.


OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, Whānau, and others. It provides a nationwide, free and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. It also provides face-to-face specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland-based trans and non-binary peer-support service.


Housing Works aims to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, among other life-saving services.


Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people all over the world. Their work has reached over 1.8 million people across Europe, the Middle East and along the US-Mexico border, through grassroot organisations supporting with housing, legal assistance, psychological support, clothes, food and much more.

Smart Works

Smart Works is a UK charity that exists to give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential and secure employment by providing clothing and coaching.

London Craft Week

The festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world in a citywide programme that celebrates craft.

Graduate Fashion Week

Graduate Fashion Week bridges the gap between education and employment, connecting graduates, fashion educators and industry leaders to support and encourage the next generation of talent to reach their full potential.

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