Mapping the Global Fashion Industry

Mapping the Industry is CO's research report, broken down into 5 major sections, which looks at the size and impact of the global fashion industry. Pulling from over 500 data sources, it provides everything you need to know to achieve sustainable success.


What are the true facts behind the size, shape and sustainability of the fashion industry? We take a data-driven approach to picturing the overall landscape of the fashion industry and its impact.

The Retail Market

Discover the true size of the global fashion market and where sustainable fashion fits within it. Plus data and insights into the markets for apparel, footwear and jewellery.

Global Production

The hard data behind what is made where. Includes facts and figures on the state of sustainable fashion production.


How many people work in the fashion industry? Where are they? What do they earn? What are their lives like?


The long-term success of fashion business depends on the preservation of our environment. Be informed on the ins and outs fashion’s ecological footprint.


Who is trying to improve the industry? A comprehensive listing of the hundreds of major global standards and certifications, initiatives, trade unions, campaigns and benchmarkings working for a better fashion industry.

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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