Our impact

We accelerate measurable impact in the fashion industry through collaborative commitments, impact programmes, thought leadership publications, events and policy engagement.

How We Accelerate Impact

GFA provides in-depth analysis and reports based on the latest industry data. It specialises in communicating complex sustainability content in a compelling and actionable manner and is responsible for leading industry publications such as The GFA Monitor, Fashion CEO Agenda, Fashion on Climate, Scaling Circularity and Pulse of the Fashion Industry.

We also design impact programmes such as the Renewable Energy Initiative and the Global Circular Fashion Forum which facilitate actionable programmes in key manufacturing regions.

Our Global Fashion Summit is a multi-stakeholder event renowned as a nexus for agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, ethical and social issues. Its Innovations Forum is a key platform to connect fashion leaders with some of the most promising solution providers.

Through policy engagement, GFA proactively advocates for policy change and supportive measures that reinforce sustainability targets and incentivise necessary change.


  Our impact in numbers

  • 12.5 %

    of the global fashion market

    signed the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment

  • 10.6 K+

    tonnes of textile waste

    captured through the Circular Fashion Partnership (by November ‘23) equivalent to approximately 60 million t-shirts

  • 100 +


    including summits, masterclasses and roundtable meetings that convened leaders to drive collaboration and guide action

  • $ 100 M

    investment from fashion brands facilitated for the Renewable Energy Initiative

  • 7

    position papers

    Involvement in the configuration of 7 legislative files together with the Policy Hub-Circularity for Apparel and Footwear

Our goals

To achieve net zero, GFA believes that the industry must progress towards establishing a living wage and fair compensation for all, a significant reduction of conventional virgin resources and emissions that will lead to a net positive fashion industry.

  • Reduce Emissions

    50% GHG reduction by 2030 and net zero GHG emissions by 2050

  • Living Wage For All

    70 million workers earn a living wage

  • Reduce Virgin Resources

    Reduce virgin polyester, conventional cotton, conventional manmade cellulosics. Significant reduction in the use of finite resources.

  • Measure Progress

    Create a measurement baseline and monitor progress to hold companies accountable.

  • Build Alliances

    Foster new and bold alliances to  mobilise the systemic change that is needed throughout the fashion industry and beyond

Create impact with us

Do you want to help us accelerate impact in the fashion industry? We welcome further cooperation with other industry organisations, brands, retailers, investors, grantors, solution providers, academia and more. We invite you to get in touch.