Inditex’s for&from opens new store in the SAMBIL Outlet Madrid shopping centre in Leganés

  • The new Inditex Tempe Group ‘for&from’ store is located in the SAMBIL Outlet Madrid shopping centre (Leganés).
  • With a staff of 18 people and 500m2 retail space, the store is managed by the Fundación Prodis, a foundation which specialises in the labour market integration of people with disabilities.
  • ‘for&from’ program now boasts 12 establishments and a staff of 144.

Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Inditex Group expands its network of for&from stores with a new establishment in the SAMBIL Outlet Madrid shopping centre in Leganés. The new store is the first ‘for&from’ project in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. This landmark collaboration to improve the social and labour market integration of people with disabilities with the support of specialist social organizations now boasts 12 establishments and a staff of 144.

The new store has 18 people in staff and 500m2 of retail space dedicated to footwear and accessories produced by the Tempe Group, which supplies all the Inditex chains (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe). The store is managed by the Fundación Prodis, a foundation which specialises in the Iabour market integration of people with disabilities.

The initiative began in 2002 with a small Massimo Dutti store in Palafolls, Barcelona. Current participants in the for&from project include Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Pull&Bear and the Tempe Group. All of these stores are managed by social organizations specializing in the integration of people with disabilities, such as The Galician Confederation of People with Disabilities (Confederación Galega de Persoas con Discapacidades, COGAMI), Fundació El Molí d’ En Puigvert, Moltacte, the Alicante Association for People with Mental Disabilities (Asociación pro discapacitados psíquicos de Alicante, APSA), and Fundación Prodis.

The business model involves the supply of clothing, footwear and accessories from previous seasons to these organizations, who then sell the garments at reduced prices. Following an initial donation from Inditex to fund the store’s construction, the model then becomes self-sustaining, the sale of the products providing consistent profits for the social organizations. The store, managed by people with various types of disability, turns a retail space into a landmark for inclusion, accessibility and the elimination of barriers.

With headquarters in Madrid, the Fundación Prodis is dedicated to providing training and support for more than 400 people with disabilities and their families. This is provided by over 100 professionals who work on a range of projects to improve the quality of life of the people they help and ensure their active participation in society.

Contact:

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

Inditex opens new store under the umbrella of its workforce integration programme ‘for&from’

The network of workforce integration stores employs people with disabilities.

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-9-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex has opened a new store under the umbrella of its workforce integration programme, ‘for&from’. The new establishment, devoted to the Tempe brand – the Inditex company which designs, markets and distributes footwear and accessories sold by all of the Group’s brands, has a headcount of nine people with some form of physical or intellectual disability and is located in the Style Outlets shopping centre in the town of Culleredo (A Coruña).

A Coruna’s first ‘for&from’ store marks the third opened under this programme in Galicia and the ninth Group-wide. True to the management model used across all the establishments operated under this formula, it sells prior-season products at discounted prices. The profits earned are then earmarked to fund new community initiatives.

The overriding goal of the ‘for&from’ project is to create jobs for people with disabilities in a favourable environment designed to facilitate their integration into society by enabling, to the extent possible, a transition to employment in ordinary stores. COGAMI and APSA, two Spanish associations with proven track records working with the disabled which have been collaborating with the ‘for&from’ initiative for years, assisted with hiring and training the new store’s employees.

Barrier-free zone
The Tempe ‘for&from’ store in Culleredo, with a floor space stretching 400 m2, was designed with cutting-edge accessibility criteria in mind, layering in multiple architectural solutions such as Braille signage, shape- and colour-configured label reading and a friendly store layout and fixtures for customers with reduced mobility in order to adapt the space for a range of disabilities.

Thirteen years creating jobs for the disabled
With this new opening, Inditex’s ‘for&from’ workplace integration programme now employs 69 people with some form of physical or intellectual disability across nine stores operated under several of the Group’s retail trademarks. Elsewhere, ‘for&from’ runs three stores in Palafolls, Barcelona (Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Oysho); two in Allariz, Ourense (Massimo Dutti and Tempe); one Tempe store in Elche, Alicante; one Stradivarius store in Manresa, Barcelona; and one Massimo Dutti store in Llagostera, Girona.

In addition to demonstrating its ability to improve the quality of living of people with disabilities since it was created in 2002, the ‘for&from’ programme constitutes an important source of financing for Inditex’s partner charities and for getting new community projects off the ground.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Inditex opens new store under the umbrella of its workforce integration programme ‘for&from'

Inditex opens new store under the umbrella of its workforce integration programme ‘for&from’