Fibres & Fabrics

Practical information, tools and intelligence on a wide range of materials, their sustainability impact, and best alternatives to minimise impact on the environment. Includes case studies and direct links to relevant suppliers throughout.


What are the key natural fibres used for fashion and what's their social and environmental impact?

Synthetic & Man-Made

Now the industry's most used materials, how can these 20th century materials meet the challenges of the 21st?


From pineapple leaves to coffee grounds, which are the fibres that could shape the future of the fashion industry?

Fabric Switch

How to find suppliers of more sustainable fabrics? CO's Fabric Switch guides walk you through the options and point you in the direction of mills and wholesalers that can help.

Common Objective

Welcome to Common Objective - your hub for sustainable fashion business.

You've been redirected here from the Ethical Fashion Forum website because, as of May 2018, EFF is supporting its network through this new, online platform that helps fashion professionals succeed in the most sustainable way.

On CO, you'll be able to find even more great content and connections to help you do fashion better.

Join the community for free today.

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