Global Fashion Agenda’s
Impact Initiatives

We design impact initiatives to accelerate toward a circular fashion system. Read more about our impact initiatives and published reports below.

Circular Fashion Partnership

The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectional partnership to achieve a long-term, scalable transition to a circular fashion system.

The project supports the development of the textile recycling industry in Bangladesh by capturing and directing post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. In addition, the partnership seeks to find solutions for the COVID-19 related pile-up of deadstock and to engage regulators and investors around the current barriers and economic opportunities in the country.

Global Circular Fashion Forum

The Global Circular Fashion Forum (GCFF) is a new global initiative that is being established by Global Fashion Agenda to spur local action in textile manufacturing countries to accelerate and scale recycling of post-industrial textile waste  –an effort to achieve a long-term, scalable, and just transition to a circular fashion industry.

Fashion Industry Target Consultation

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation is a multi-stakeholder project led by Global Fashion Agenda and the UN Environment Programme to identify and converge existing industry aligned targets to establish a holistic industry route of travel towards a net-positive fashion industry.

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    Scaling Circularity Report

    Global Fashion Agenda and McKinsey & Company present the scaling circularity report. Lessons learned from the Circular Fashion Partnership for building pre-competitive collaborations to scale upstream circular fashion systems.

    Circular design Toolbox

    This toolbox is designed to support fashion brands and retailers who would like to explore circular design within their company. It highlights the role design plays in creating a circular fashion system and is aimed to redefine the life cycle of garm

    Pre-feasibility Report

    Analysis of Post Industrial Textile Fiber-2-Fiber Recycling in Bangladesh

    Garment Collection Toolbox

    A circular system restores and regenerates materials, in addition to providing opportunities to reduce environmental pressures and ease demand on natural resources while securing future supply and capturing the value of a product to the greatest exte

    Resale Toolbox


    Textile Recycling Toolbox

    This toolbox is a learning tool designed to support fashion brands and retailers who would like to increase the share of recycled post-consumer textile fibres in their production. In this toolbox, textile recycling refers only to the recycling of po

    Fashion CEO Agenda 2020: Covid-19 Edition

    Global Fashion Agenda and McKinsey & Company present research and a fact base to complement the priorities outlined in the CEO Agenda; which intend to guide and mobilise industry players in taking bold action on sustainability. This COVID-19 edition

    Fashion CEO Agenda 2021

    This report shines light on social and environmental implications and intersections. It puts forward a vision statement for the fashion industry, striving for, ‘a thriving industry that creates prosperity for people and communities by working within

    Fashion on Climate

    The Fashion on Climate report is published by Global Fashion Agenda & McKinsey & Company on HOW THE FASHION INDUSTRY CAN URGENTLY ACT TO REDUCE ITS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    The GFA Monitor 2022

    The GFA Monitor is intended as a resource to guide fashion leaders towards a net positive fashion industry.

    Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017

    The Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017 Report explores alternative business models for how clothes could be made, distributed and consumed based on a proposed ‘landscape for change’ including 40 possible ways to increase industry sustainability performance. We looked at materials including cotton and polyester and chose to highlight the intrinsic dilemmas that need to be considered for every material choice. The report aims to inform its readers about both the opportunities and the ramifications of substituting conventional cotton. As stated in the report “the proposed landscape is a first attempt to sketch out the spectrum of options available. It is meant to invite further input and rich discussions during the coming year.” Similar to this, the Pulse report also quantified a number of initiatives to help demonstrate the possible value to be captured if the industry would start to act immediately on selected topics. The examples used under each change lever served an illustrative purpose and were not straightforward recommendations as such.

    Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018

    According to the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 report, the industry’s performance remains weak. The Pulse Score is 38 out of 100. In the past year, it improved by six points. The Pulse Survey, which covers the perspectives of decision-makers from all industry segments, confirms that the sustainability agenda became increasingly prominent in shaping the corporate agenda. Of the executives polled, 52% reported that sustainability targets provided guidance for almost every strategic decision they made—an increase of 18 percentage points from last year. While encouraging, these results also indicate the need for still more movement toward increasingly responsible practices.

    Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2019

    The Pulse Report was co-developed with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and one of the world’s leading advisor on business strategy, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the coalition that has developed the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardises value chain sustainability measurement for all industry participants.

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Global Fashion Summit: Copenhagen Edition 2023

  • 27 - 28 Jun 2023
  • The Copenhagen Concert hall
Global Fashion Summit is the leading international forum for sustainability in fashion and is presented by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) - a non-profit organisation that is accelerating the transition to a net positive fashion industry.